Union Pacific Railroad News

Columbia River Train Derailment Costs Estimated to be $8.9M

Six months after a train hauling Bakken crude oil derailed along the Columbia River Gorge, Washington, Oregon and other officials are still tabulating a bill to send to Union Pacific Railroad. Union Pacific said in a statement that it is …

Railroad to Double Train Speed Through Arkansas Town

Union Pacific Railroad says it will double the speed of its trains passing through Hope, Arkansas. The Texarkana Gazette reports the company will increase speeds from 30 mph to 60 mph. The speeds will be increased in 5 mph increments …

Nebraska Appeals Court Reverses Railroad Lawsuit Dismissal

A jury should hear the claims of a mother who sued Union Pacific Railroad and the estate of her ex-husband over the death of their 15-year-old son in a collision with a train, the Nebraska Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. …

70 Freight Cars Burglarized in Louisiana

It will take an inventory before the loss can be calculated, but officials say burglars made off with a substantial amount from 70 freight train cars in Louisiana. Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputies told WDSU-TV that the Union Pacific Railroad train …