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Union Pacific Railroad

Logo FilenameUnion Pacific Logo.svg
Logo Size100
System MapUnion Pacific Railroad system map.svg
Map Size300
Map CaptionSystem map (trackage rights in purple)
LocaleUnited States from Chicago, Illinois, and cities along the Mississippi River to the Pacific coast
Start Year1862 to present
Hq City1400 Douglas Street
Omaha, Nebraska
Railroad NameUnion Pacific Railroad

Union Pacific Railroad

Union Pacific Railroad
Company nameUnion Pacific Corporation
Company typePublic
FoundedJuly 1, 1862
HeadquartersOmaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Area servedUnited States
Key peopleJames Young
(Chairman, President and CEO)
Revenue(+) US$ 16.965 billion (2010)
Operating income(+) US$ 4.981 billion (2010)
Net income(+) US$ 2.780 billion (2010)
Total assets(+) US$ 43.008 billion (2010)
Total equity(+) US$ 17.763 billion (2010)
Employees42,884 (2010)

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The Union Pacific Railroad (Nyse - UNP), headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, is the largest railroad network in the United States. James R. Young is president, CEO and Chairman.

UP's route map covers most of the central and western United States west of Chicago and New Orleans. As of December 31, 2008 UP operates on 32012 mi (51518.3 km) of track, of which it owns outright 26171 mi (42118.1 km). Both numbers represent the highest amount of any railroad currently operating in the United States. It has achieved this size as a result of purchasing a large number of other railroads, notably the Missouri Pacific, Chicago and North Western, Western Pacific, Missouri-Kansas-Texas, and the Southern Pacific (including the Rio Grande). Currently, Union Pacific owns 26% of Ferromex while Grupo Mexico owns the remaining 74%.

UP's chief railroad competitor is the BNSF Railway, which covers much of the same territory.

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