Union Pacific Building Tracks to Support Growth in Casa Grande, Ariz.

Omaha, Neb., September 12, 2006 – Union Pacific Railroad is spending $4.9 million this year in Casa Grande, Ariz., constructing two "staging" tracks to support continuing growth in area businesses that transport materials and goods by rail.

Crews began preparing the site for track construction in July, with construction beginning in August. Each track will be 6,000 feet long and will be able to handle 100 cars per track. The project is scheduled to be completed in December. Fifty-five Union Pacific employees will work on the construction project.

These improvements are part of the $180 million Union Pacific is planning to spend in 2006 to enhance commercial facilities across its more than 32,400-mile system.

Jobs at Union Pacific

Currently, Union Pacific has job openings at many locations throughout its 23-state operating system. Opportunities are available in train service, skilled disciplines (e.g., diesel mechanics and electricians) and management. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit www.up.com and click on "Jobs at UP."

About Union Pacific

Union Pacific Corporation owns one of America’s leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, is the largest railroad in North America, covering 23 states across the western two-thirds of the United States. A strong focus on quality and a strategically advantageous route structure enable the company to serve customers in critical and fast growing markets. It is a leading carrier of low-sulfur coal used in electrical power generation and has broad coverage of the large chemical-producing areas along the Gulf Coast. With competitive long-haul routes between all major West Coast ports and eastern gateways, and as the only railroad to serve all six major gateways to Mexico, Union Pacific has the premier rail franchise in North America.

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