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To: Tammy8

What's your general area that UP is woking track? We have projects going on in a lot of places right now.

A little Union Pacific info....
Route Miles - 32,400
Employees - 50,000 (and HIRING)
Payroll - $3.6 Billion
Purchases - $3.9 Billion
Locomotives - 8,000 (new $$$ 2.5 million each)
Freight cars - 107,000

Increased volumes with out increased capacity results in slower transit times. Shippers want "overnight" door to door service but sometimes you just don't get what you want. More main line tracks - more capacity in the major yards, employees with a good work ethic (good 1/3 of the train and engine svc employees "took" the holiday "off").. no employee - no trains move. At 400am this morning we have over 200 trains laid down, over 50 were waiting for a crew to mark up or get rested to run.. They are coming back now but slowly..


19 posted on 07/04/2006 3:38:33 PM PDT by UPcrawfish
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To: UPcrawfish
What's your general area that UP is woking track?

Southwest New Mexico

22 posted on 07/04/2006 5:39:23 PM PDT by Tammy8 (Build a Real Border Fence, and secure the border!!!)
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