Great news from the UP on the 4014.

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Posted by IAFarmer on Sunday, April 15, 2018 10:11 AM

Remember in the business of large steam, $4,000,000 doesnt go very far.   they also have a great passanger car fleet and several diesels to service with that money.

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 11:19 AM

And one turbo-electric too?

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Posted by ROBERT WILLISON on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 11:52 AM

Likewise UP operating income in 2016 was 7.1 billion. It spent nearly a billion buying back it's own stock.  4 million is like digging thur your sofa  seats for those guys.

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Posted by Sunnyland on Saturday, April 28, 2018 12:09 PM

Good to see the progress being made on Big Boy.  2 friends and I got a tour of the steam shop last summer and Ed showed us what was going on One of our friends knows Ed and has met him many times when he was been in KC area, so she helped us get our private tour.  I can tell things are moving along and hopefully will continue to do so.  

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Posted by ROBERT WILLISON on Sunday, April 29, 2018 8:18 AM

Great news. The  tour sounded awesome.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Sunday, April 29, 2018 10:16 AM

Union Pacific does have a very strong sense of it's corporate history, and so they should.  Stop and think about it, how many companys dating back to the 1860's are still in business nowadays?  I can only think of a handful; Colt, Winchester, Remington, and believe it or not Milton Bradley, the board game people.

Quite an achievement when you realize it.

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, April 29, 2018 11:12 AM

And the Long Island Rail Road

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Posted by Firelock76 on Monday, April 30, 2018 7:05 PM

daveklepper

And the Long Island Rail Road

 

Whoops!  I forgot about them, although I'd hesistate to call them a "business" since the LIRR is state owned and run and doesn't have to make a profit like the others concerns I mentioned.  But I'll concede the point, the LIRR is the oldest railroad in the country still operating under it's original name.

And there's one more I just thought of, the Strasburg Railroad!

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Thursday, May 03, 2018 7:09 AM

Firelock76

Union Pacific does have a very strong sense of it's corporate history, and so they should.  Stop and think about it, how many companys dating back to the 1860's are still in business nowadays?  I can only think of a handful; Colt, Winchester, Remington, and believe it or not Milton Bradley, the board game people.

Quite an achievement when you realize it.

 

I believe that Colt was absorbed by Fairbanks Morse during its corporate restructuring in the 1950's-1960's and the parent company renamed itself after its best known subdsidiary.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul

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