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Here, we will take a look at the Union Pacific Railroad as it was before taking in the Missouri Pacific, Western Pacific railroads and their subsidiaries, followed by CNW, and SP. This is the premerger Union Pacific Railroad.

Profile of Union Pacific Railroad 1978/81
Mileage:92488.11 (System timetable No.1 of 1978) as follows:
Eastern District,3818.21 miles
Northwestern District,3994,7 miles
South Central District,1435.20 miles
Locomotives: 1665
Passenger cars (1970)345
Freight Cars: 64,263
1978 Road Diesel Locomotive fleet (except E9 psgr units)
EMD DD35 5000 hp 70-98 29 units,A+B
EMD GP7 1500 hp 100-129 30 units
EMD GP9 1750 hp 131-349 219 units
EMD GP20B 2000 hp 300-348B 49 units
EMD SD24 2400 hp 400-448 49 units
EMD SD7 1500 hp 450-459 10 units
EMD GP20 2000 hp 470-499 30 units
EMD GP30B 2250 hp 700-739B 40 units
EMD GP35 2500 hp 740-763 24 units
EMD GP30 2250 hp 800-875 76 units
EMD SDP35 2500 hp 1400-1409 10 units
EMD GP38-2 2000 hp 2000-2059 60 units
GE U28C 2800 hp 2800-2809 10 units
GE U30C 3000 hp 2810-2899 90 units
GE C30-7 3000 hp 2900-2974 75 units
EMD SD40 3000 hp 3000-3121 122 units
EMd SD40-2 3000 hp 3122-3399 278 units
EMD SD45 3600 hp 3600-3649 50 units
EMD DDA40X 6600 hp 6900-6946 47 units
EMD SD40-2 3000 hp 8000-8074 75 units, hi spd.

NOTED PASSENGER TRAINS OPERATED BY UNION PACIFIC:City of Los Angeles,via Milwaukee Road from Chicago to Omaha, UP,from Omaha to Los Angeles.Eastbound train returned via reverse route.City of Portland,and Portland Rose, Denver-Salt Lake City-Portland;City of San Francisco (now The California Zephyr); Chicago-Omaha via Milwaukee Road,Omaha to Ogden,UT via Union Pacific, Ogden Utah to Oakland,CA via Southern Pacific. The Challenger, Chicago-Omaha via Milwaukee Road, Union Pacific,Omaha to Los Angeles, City of St.Louis; St.Louis to Kansas City via Wabash(N&W),Union Pacific; Kansas City to Denver.

MAJOR FREIGHT CLASSIFICATION TERMINALS: Omaha, North Platte(Bailey Yard),Cheyenne,Salt Lake City,Portland,

Los Angeles.

Sample Union Pacific Freight Schedules from 1984 Book.

Table 1.LAWST North Platte to Chicago

Lv North Platte 1330 Day 0
By Grand Island 1415 Day 0
TM Fremont 1730 Day 0
ID Fremont 1800 Day 0 CNW
Ar Boone 2325 Day 0
Lv Boone 2330 Day 0
TM Wood Street 2000 Day 1

Receive connections from LAXM Same Day
Tonnage: 2500 3hp/T
Blocking:
1.CAM
2.N3T/N3E (Wood St. TOFC,incl. Empties)
3.P4T/P5T&P6T Conrail TOFC
Train delivered to CNW on arrival at Fremont

Table 2. LA Manifest
Lv Los Angeles 0400 Tonnage
Ar Yermo,CA 0900 3500 4 hp/T LA-NP
Lv Yermo,CA 0905 4200 2.5 hp/t,NP-FRE
Ar Las Vegas,NV 1245
Lv Las Vegas,NV 1400 Blocks
Ar Milford,UT 1935 1.Cab
Lv Milford,UT 1940 2.4ST SLC (TOFC
Ar Sallak 0001 1 3.DT Denver TOFC
Lv Sallak 0100 1 4.NP and Beyond,TOFC
By Bridge Jct. 0210 1 and Autos
By Ogden Swi. 0220 1
Ar Green River,WY 0625 1
Lv Green River,WY 0630 1
Ar Rawlins 0915 1
Lv Rawlins 0930 1
By Laramie 1130 1
Ar Cheyenne,WY 1330 1
Lv Cheyenne,WY 1335 1
Ar North Platte,NE 1800 1
At Sallak; 4ST Block to Ramp, 3DT Block for SDX same day.

Table 3. TC3, Buffalo,NY to North Platte,NE

Lv Buffalo,NY 0900 Day 0 N&W
Ar Bellevue,OH 2000 Day 0
Lv Bellevue,OH 0300 Day 1
Ar Decatur,IL 1800 Day 1
Lv Decatur,IL 0001 Day 2
Ar Moberly,MO 0930 Day 2
Lv Moberly,MO 1000 Day 2 Blocks Received
TM Kansas City 1400 Day 2 1. Cab
IR Kansas City 1530 Day 2 UP 2.NP and Beyond
Or Kansas City 1630 Day 2 UP 3.KC Shorts
By KAW Jct. 1635 Day 2 4.NP BEY CLi
By Menoken 1830 Day 2
Ar Marysville,KS 2100 Day 2
Lv Marysville,KS 2105 Day 2
By Gibbon,NE 0120 Day 3
TM North Platte,NE 0430 Day 3 Train delivered to UP
with N&W crew at KC.