Union Pacific to Resume 60 MPH Train Speed Between Carpenter and Mitchell, Ill.

Omaha, Neb., December 9, 2005 – Union Pacific Railroad will resume running trains at the maximum speed of 60 mph between Carpenter and Mitchell, Ill.

Train speeds will be increased to 40 mph on December 16, then ten miles per hour each week until the maximum speed limit is reached on December 30. Trains have been temporarily operating through the area at 25 mph because of track and operating constraints. Recent track improvements permitted the resumption of the higher maximum speeds.

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.

For further information, contact Mark Davis: (402) 544-5459

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