Union Pacific Names David Barnes Assistant Vice President - Operations in Chicago

Omaha, Neb., December 29, 2005 – Union Pacific Railroad has named David Barnes assistant vice president – operations in Chicago. The appointment is effective January 1, 2006.

As assistant vice president of Chicago operations, Barnes will be responsible for the safe operation of an average of nearly 100 trains a day in the Chicago area. He also will be responsible for the coordination of Union Pacific train transfers to and from eastern railroads in Chicago, as well as UP’s Metra commuter train operations.

Barnes started his railroad career in 1971 with the Missouri Pacific Railroad in St. Louis, Mo., during the summer while attending college. He became a management trainee in 1973. The Union Pacific and Missouri Pacific merged in 1982. Barnes held several positions in the operations department in Gurdon, Ark.; Salem, Ill.; Kansas City, Mo.; North Little Rock, Ark.; Omaha, Neb. and Houston, Texas. Prior to this position, Barnes was general superintendent – transportation services in Chicago.

Barnes graduated in 1972 from Ouachita Baptist University, in Arkadelphia, Ark., with a bachelor of science degree in business administration and completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard University.

Union Pacific Corporation owns one of America's leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country and serves the fastest-growing U.S. population centers. Union Pacific’s diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad offers competitive long-haul routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways. Union Pacific connects with Canada’s rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major gateways to Mexico, making it North America’s premier rail franchise.

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