Union Pacific Research Paper

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“Union Pacific Corporation is one of America's leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, is North America's premier railroad franchise, covering 23 states across the western two-thirds of the United States” (Union Pacific). The railroad has been around since 1862 and still continues to stick around to this day. Some of the things that train conductor and yardmasters do are assigning duties for other workers to do, inbounding and outbounding traffic, moving or pulling cars, and they also make sure that the cargo makes it to their location safely and in a timely fashion. I will also be discussing the process you have to go through to get the job and what training is required. The last thing I…show more content…
This is a little background history about Union Pacific and when it started, who gave them permission to build this transportation system from the Mississippi River all the way to San Francisco Bay. “The original company was incorporated on July 1, 1862, under an act of Congress entitled Pacific Railroad Act of 1862. The act was approved by President Abraham Lincoln, and it provided for the construction of railroads from the Missouri River to the Pacific as a war measure for the preservation of the Union. It was constructed westwardly from Council Bluffs, Iowa to meet the Central Pacific Railroad line, which was constructed eastwardly from San Francisco Bay” (“Union Pacific Railroad’). Abraham Lincoln was the founder and the one who approved this whole new way of transportation of goods in that time. It was founded in Washington D.C. Also it says,” UP took…show more content…
Study.com says,” Railroad yardmasters are responsible for overseeing the operations of a rail yard and assigning duties to workers. These duties may include placing and pulling cars, switching inbound or outbound traffic, reviewing train schedules, moving cars, performing inspections and making repairs. Yardmasters make sure that all cargo and railcars safely reach their intended destinations in a timely fashion. They must be aware of any train or rail problems, and plan alternate routes as necessary” . Yardmaster is a lot of work and pretty time consuming with tons of

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