News at the Top

Autumn issue of The Streamliner available now! – In this issue Randall O’Connor discusses the wide variety of Union Pacific photo menus used on premiere passenger trains. John Bush writes about UP’s use of the Star Brass whistle on steam power (click here for audio clips) and Gordon McCulloh researches the conversion of the famous 800 series 4-8-4s to oil fuel for postwar passenger service in Oregon’s Blue Mountains. The issue concludes with a photo essay by Hank Griffiths. [November 9, 2018]

uphs-logoNext Convention – Our 2019 Convention will take place May 8-11, 2019, in Ogden, Utah, joint with the Southern Pacific Historical and Technical Society as we celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Union Pacific Railroad! Our block of hotel rooms is already completely booked. More details as they are developed.

 

Wyoming PBS Broadcast

On Thursday September 13, 2019 UPHS Board Member John Cazahous will be Program Host for the showing of the video “End of Track” during Pledge Night aired on Wyoming PBS. The video concerns construction of Union Pacific across Wyoming. John will be promoting not only sponsorship of PBS but also membership in UPHS.

 Calendar Call  The UPHS is seeking photos for use in our annual calendar. The calendar is a high-quality product not for sale. Instead, it is distributed to all Sustaining and Preservation level members of UPHS before the end of the year. Here is your chance to help out the Society in one of its yearly projects.

We are looking for high-quality, clean photos of Union Pacific subjects. Action shots, roster shots, and photographs of structures are all of interest.  Black & white prints, color slides, prints and digital images are all accepted.  Color slides must be scanned at a minimum of 3000 dpi. If you are going to scan prints, please do so at a minimum of 400 dpi.  Please include a brief description of each image submitted as well as the name of the photographer. Submitted material will not be returned and is kept by the UPHS unless special arrangements are made. The photographers of the images selected for the calendar will be credited in the captions. Please submit photos for the 2018 UPHS Calendar no later than May 12, 2017. You can submit images electronically to calendarsubmissions@uphs.org or alternatively submit them by U.S. mail to: UPHS Calendar,  Attn: Rob Leachman, 245 Estates Drive, Piedmont, CA 94611. [April 12, 2017]

http://uphs.org/2017/04/6487/

Member’s Area

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Members Area – New this fall from the Union Pacific Historical Society is the Member’s Area on the UPHS web site, an “online archive” of Union Pacific documents provided as a service to our members. Documents include timetables, dispatcher sheets, Form 70s, train consists, and more! Log-in information will be emailed to members twice yearly in the Second Section newsletter. If you are not already a member, please visit the Company Store to join the UPHS!  [December 14, 2015]

In Memoriam

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Ted Bockman, Santa Cruz, CA
Andrew Ehrlicher, Oakland, IL
Ralph Giebelhaus, Lincoln, NE
D.A. Hanna, Omaha, NE
Tom Lee, Clay Center, KS
Don Nautril, Lafayette, CA
C. Richard Neumiller, Peoria, IL
Clements A. Perschon, Bountiful, UT
Lou Schmitz, Omaha, NE
Don Snody, Omaha, NE
Steve Shutt, LaSalle, IL
Joe Snider, Thornton, CO
Cyril Strijbos, Doveton, Australia


Please notify us of any other members who have recently passed away by contacting the UPHS at uphsoffice@uphs.org

Posted July 2, 2015 reb