News at the Top


Happy New Year UPHS Members.

Starting January 1, 2016 we will have a new Company Store website. Our informational web site will remain the same. You will access it the same way as before, from our home page,, or from any of the links on the web site. Our old web store site was hosted by the son of one of our members, who has decided to move on with the changes in technology and no longer be in the business of web store hosting.

UPHS Vice President and Archive Committee chairman Greg Gardner and I have spent the last eight weeks looking for a new web host company and building the new site by moving all the item pictures and descriptions to the new site. We have set up the member discount pricing so you save 20% on many of our items.

Because of the change in sites, you will have to Sign UP as a member again and fill in your shipping information. We are sorry to make you do this, but there was no effective way to move your data from one site to the other. After you have SIGNED UP, you will also have to send an email to and ask to be put on the members list. When you return to the site, please LOG IN at the top, so that your member pricing will show. If you LOG IN at the end, you will get the member prices, but they will not show on the item pages. If you should encounter any glitches please contact us at, Greg and I will be monitoring this email address in order to respond as quickly as possible.

Please take a look at the new store and LOG IN. The LOG IN is at the top of the page. Fill it in now so it will be ready to accept your next order and renewal.

Thanks for your understanding, Happy New Year

Hilding Larson
UPHS President

Greg Gardner
UPHS Vice President


New this fall from the UPHS is the Member’s Area, 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. Please visit the Company Store to join the UPHS!  [December 14, 2015]

UPHS 6xThanks to all UPHS members who attended the 2015 Joint UPHS -CNWHS Convention in Omaha back on June 4th thru the 7th. A pictorial re-cap of the convention can be found under Past UPHS Conventions or just click here.  [July 5, 2015]

uphs-logoThe 2016 UPHS convention will be held in Sacramento, California July 24 through July 30, 2016.  Click here for more information.  [June 8, 2015]

Asay PNW CoverJPEG500Corrections and updates relating to Jeff Asay’s book, Union Pacific Northwest, published by the Union Pacific Historical Society, can be found on the UPHS Publications page. Click here to go directly the errata sheet for this publication.  [May 23, 2015]

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you a happy holiday season from everyone at the
Union Pacific Historical Society


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

Posted July 2, 2015 reb

The Pre-sale of Union Pacific Northwest Has Ended

Asay PNW CoverJPEG500The pre-sale of the revised and expanded edition of the history of the Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Company and its predecessors in Oregon, Washington and Idaho by Jeff Asay has ended.

This new edition has nearly 500 pages and over 500 photographs. Over half of these photographs were not in the original edition and most have not been published anywhere before. For more information please click here.

Purchase your copy today at the US UPHS members’ price of $76 including shipping. The US non-member price is $93 including shipping. International member price with shipping is $133 and International non-member price with shipping is $150. Go here to purchase your copy today.

 Revised November 24, 2014 reb


UPHS Member News


Thomas Blumberg, Marshfield, MO
Joseph Burgard, Hinesville, GA
George Capps, Yorkville, IL
Mark Chambers, Camby, IN
Keith Cole, Laguna Hills, CA
Gregory Dugan, Indianapolis, IN
Ellwood Ervin, Aurora, CO
Hans Christian Ettengruber, Dubai, UAE
Phillip Cramer, Valencia, CA
David Fell, Jackson, MN
David Fellon, St. Paul, MN
Mardy Gerwig, Greeley, CO
Wellborn Hudson, Green Valley, AZ
Randy Hutcherson, Sidney, NE
G.Brinton Jack III, Soquel, CA
George W. McKinney, Rockford, IL
Michael Krope, Westchester, IL
Joseph Layne, Helena, MT
James Love, Carseldine, Australia
Smokey Merritt, Vancouver, WA
Brent Nelson, Sioux City, IA
Henry Nields, Carlisle, MA
Donald E. Newton, Clackamas, OR
Peter Severson, Moravia, CA
Shelly Shelstad, Boise, ID
Stephen Sprinkle, Marietta, GA
Thomas Stephenson, Villa Park, IL
Mick Sweeney, Cheyenne, WY
Gay Williams, Lisbon, IA

New Members since March 18, 2015  

Posted on June 9, 2015  reb