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January 24, 1985
Union Pacific Corp. said strong rail traffic and better results in its other businesses helped it post a profit of $128 million in the fourth quarter of 1984, compared to a loss of $22 million a year earlier. For the full year, the railroad, energy, natural resources and land development company said its profit rose 66% to $494 million from $297 million in 1983. Revenue declined to $7.9 billion from $8.5 billion. The profit was achieved despite a slight decline in revenue to $1.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2014 | From Fox 40 Sacramento and Los Angeles Times Staff
Residents in the Northern California town of Marysville were in mourning after two teenagers were struck by a Union Pacific train Friday night. According to authorities, 16-year-old Mateus Moore was pronounced dead on the scene. A 16-year-old girl, Mickayla Friend, was airlifted to Sutter Roseville hospital for critical injuries, according to Fox 40. Marysville Police Chief David Baker said the two 16-year-olds were headed to a Sadie Hawkins dance at their high school, Marysville Charter Academy of the Arts, when they were stuck by the southbound Union Pacific train.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2010 | By Rong-Gong Lin II
A Union Pacific maintenance worker who was killed in a collision with a Metrolink train has been identified as Roberto Ramirez, 56, of Visalia. Ramirez died of multiple traumatic injuries when the pickup truck he had been driving was struck by a Metrolink commuter train east of El Monte on March 20, said Lt. Brian Elias of the Los Angeles County coroner's office. The coroner's office considers the death an accident. Metrolink officials had earlier said there was no evidence that the employee deliberately placed himself in the train's path.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2014 | By Rosanna Xia
A man was struck and killed by a freight train in Pacoima early Saturday, officials said. A Union Pacific freight train struck Jesse Elkins, 41, at about 2 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of Van Nuys Boulevard and San Fernando Road, according to the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division.  The train was going northbound, and Elkins was pronounced dead at the scene, LAPD Lt. W. Jones said. "Causes are unknown at this point," Jones said. "The investigation is ongoing.
BUSINESS
September 8, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Union Pacific Corp. illegally retaliated against a worker who lodged a discrimination complaint against the company, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said in a lawsuit. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Oakland, says Omaha-based Union Pacific disqualified the employee after she won a favorable EEOC ruling in 2002 on claims of gender, age and disability discrimination. Robert Turner, a spokesman for Union Pacific, couldn't be reached for immediate comment.
BUSINESS
June 10, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Union Pacific Corp. said second-quarter earnings will fall from a year ago on higher costs to end shipping delays and buy diesel fuel. The forecast was about a third lower than analyst estimates. Earnings will be 60 cents to 65 cents per share, compared with $1.05 per share from continuing operations in last year's second quarter, the railroad said. Union Pacific is forecast to report per-share earnings of 96 cents, according to an analyst survey.
BUSINESS
December 22, 1998 | Associated Press
Federal regulators declined to order Union Pacific Corp. to divest itself of assets in the Houston-Gulf Coast area, dismaying customers and rivals alike of the nation's largest railroad operator. The Surface Transportation Board ordered a handful of "efficiency-producing changes" in Texas, sidestepping requests for more far-reaching action from critics who contend that Union Pacific's monopoly on rail assets in the region is damaging. The board, which in 1996 approved the $5.
BUSINESS
August 19, 1998 | Bloomberg News and Associated Press
Union Pacific Corp. said its rail-freight service "improved sharply" in the last two weeks as the company works to resolve a logjam that has plagued its 36,000-mile system for more than a year. The Dallas-based company, which runs the nation's largest railroad, made the claim in its first report to federal regulators since it was freed from an emergency service order that let competitors use some of its tracks in the Gulf Coast region.
BUSINESS
August 19, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Union Pacific Corp. said Wednesday that an Oregon tunnel fire that has been burning for days is forcing the railroad to shut down a portion of its main West Coast route for as long as 10 more days, adding to shipment delays that have reduced profit. The tracks between Eugene, Ore., and Northern California, a primary route for lumber shipments, may not reopen until Aug. 29, the railroad said. The fire began Saturday about 75 miles south of Eugene and is still burning, spokesman John Bromley said.
BUSINESS
September 16, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Union Pacific Corp. reported some improvement in its rail system over the last two weeks, particularly in Southern California, even as the number of rail cars on its crowded lines rose. The Dallas-based railroad, plagued by congestion on its 36,000-mile system over the last year, said in a report to the federal Surface Transportation Board that the number of delayed trains fell 9% to 219. Rail car inventory rose 0.5% to 339,979 between Aug. 28 and Friday.
SPORTS
February 16, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia -- He stunned people last week at the Olympics when he talked about having more concussions than his age, seeming blissfully unconcerned. There was the great leap over a moving train, while on a snowboard several years ago, much to the great displeasure of folks at Union Pacific. Recently, he ignited the Internet with a stunt at Travis Pastrana's compound in Maryland, blasting off a massive ramp, into the sky, seemingly headed for trouble and "kicked off a tree" before landing safely.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2014 | By Bob Pool
A massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy will roll out of Pomona's Fairplex on Sunday morning on its way to restoration at Union Pacific's rail yard in Cheyenne, Wyo., and its eventual return to rail tracks across America. Union Pacific crews will sever the Metrolink tracks shortly after midnight near the Fairplex Metrolink station and push the 600-ton locomotive on the main line, where it will be towed by modern diesel freight locomotives 56 miles to Colton as it is readied for its trip to Wyoming.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2013 | By Bob Pool
It's been sitting around in Pomona for nearly 53 years, but now the beast they call Big Boy is making tracks for Wyoming. Officially known as Union Pacific steam engine No. 4014, the locomotive has been parked at the RailGiants Train Museum in Pomona since 1962, a displaced piece of the past. Now Union Pacific has reacquired the behemoth and has begun inching Big Boy No. 4014 toward mainline rail tracks that will take it to Cheyenne, where it will be rebuilt and begin life afresh as a rolling museum on steel wheels.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Attorneys for the parents of an 18-year-old man who died two years ago in a collision that involved a Union Pacific Railroad truck announced a $2.75-million verdict Friday in their favor. Blake Cadoret "was driving his car southbound on Sierra Highway when a vehicle going northbound swerved into his lane and collided with his car," according to a news release from the R. Rex Parris Law Firm. "The driver of the 2006 Union Pacific Chevy Silverado while making an illegal left turn caused the crash and fled the scene of the accident," the news release said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Attorneys for the parents of an 18-year-old man who died two years ago in a collision that involved a Union Pacific Railroad truck announced a $2.75-million verdict Friday in their favor. Blake Cadoret "was driving his car southbound on Sierra Highway when a vehicle going northbound swerved into his lane and collided with his car," according to a news release from the R. Rex Parris Law Firm. "The driver of the 2006 Union Pacific Chevy Silverado while making an illegal left turn caused the crash and fled the scene of the accident," the news release said.
NATIONAL
May 25, 2013 | By Devin Kelly
Seven people were injured when two freight trains collided in rural southeastern Missouri early Saturday morning, causing a highway overpass to collapse, officials said. None of the injuries were life-threatening, Lisa Scherer , a dispatcher for the Scott County Sheriff's Department told the Los Angeles Times . The incident occurred about 2:30 a.m. when a   Union Pacific train T-boned a Burlington Northern Train about 120 miles south of St. Louis.
BUSINESS
August 8, 1991 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael H. Walsh, chairman of Union Pacific Railroad Co., resigned Wednesday to become president of Tenneco Inc. on Oct. 1. Walsh, 49, a former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of California, was also named chief executive of the Houston-based diversified concern, effective Jan. 1. Additionally, Tenneco said Walsh will become chairman in May upon the retirement of James L. Ketelson, 60, who has been Tenneco chairman since 1978. Union Pacific said Richard K.
BUSINESS
November 6, 1997 | From Associated Press
The U.S. military has stopped using Union Pacific Railroad because of delays that have backed up freight and left a shipment of M-1 tanks unguarded. The nation's largest railroad, which used to haul more military goods than any other railroad, said it had already stopped handling 90% of its military shipments on its own because of the service problems. "We knew we could not meet the service requirements," railroad spokesman John Bromley said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2011 | By Ralph Vartabedian and Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times
California's bullet train project, already under attack from a giant farming operation in the state, has attracted another powerful critic — Union Pacific, the nation's largest railroad. Union Pacific says the California High Speed Rail Authority's Central Valley route raises serious safety issues, disregards the company's property rights and would disrupt its freight operations. The company's comments as part of an environmental review assert that the authority, which is building the $43-billion system, has made a "false conclusion" that the bullet train would not affect the freight railroad's operations during construction or later passenger service.
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