The nation’s largest rail freight company: Union Pacific (UNP) (1862)

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, with 48,446 full-time employees. Through its subsidiary Union Pacific Railroad Company, it is engaged in rail transportation services in the United States.

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The products shipped by Union Pacific Corp include agricultural products, including grains, grain products, food and beverages; and automotive products, such as finished cars and automotive components, and industrial chemicals composed of chemicals, such as plastics, crude oil, Liquid petroleum gas, fertilizer, soda ash, sodium products, phosphate rock and sulfur products. Union Pacific also provides coal and petroleum coke transportation services; industrial product transportation services include construction products, minerals, consumer products, metals, timber, paper and other miscellaneous products, and provides intermodal import and export containerization and trailer services. The Union Pacific Railroad Network covers 31,974 miles, connecting the Pacific Coast and Gulf Coast ports of the Midwest and the eastern United States.

  • On July 1, 1862, Union Pacific Railroad, the predecessor of Union Pacific Company, was founded;
  • On January 24, 1880, Union Pacific Railroad was reorganized to form Union Pacific Railway;
  • On July 1, 1897, it was changed back to Union Pacific Railroad and is still in use today (currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of Union Pacific Corp).
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