News at the Top

Winter issue of The Streamliner available now! – Featured in this issue is an in-depth article by James L. Ehernberger and Marc A.Entze on the history of Union Pacific’s last steam rotaries, the 075 and 076 built by Lima-Hamilton. Follow along with trip reports detailing the 075 opening the Yellowstone Branch in March 1956, with accompanying images by renowned photographer Henry R. Griffiths, Jr., and the 900076 when it was loaned to the Rock Island to clear their line to Colorado Springs in March 1977; the last use of a steam powered rotary by a Class 1 railroad. The issue concludes with Rob Leachman’s 1974 study of log traffic on the the Camas Prairie Railroad. The Camas Prairie was jointly owned by the NP/BN and UP, and is the subject of a forthcoming book published by the UPHS. The Winter issue is available now in the company store.

uphs-logoNext Convention – Our 2020 Convention will take place May 13-16, 2020, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, at the Red Lion Hotel. The convention is timed to be in conjunction with festivities surrounding Depot Days, Cheyenne Heritage Days, and the Sherman Hill Model Railroad Club’s annual show. Click here to download the registration form, or go to the Conventions tab for more information.

American Heritage Center – The American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming in Laramie is featuring the UPHS collection on the home page of their web site this month. Go to [February 4, 2020]

Links have been updated under the Resources tab. In particular, a link has been added directing you to the Union Pacific Steam Club, where you can sign up and keep up to date with the steam program and its excursions. [February 27, 2019]

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 2021 UPHS Calendar no later than July 1, 2020. You can submit images electronically to or alternatively submit them by U.S. mail to: UPHS Calendar,  Attn: Rob Leachman, 245 Estates Drive, Piedmont, CA 94611. [February 4, 2020]

Member’s Area


Members Area – The Member’s Area on the UPHS web site is 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!

Union Pacific Northwest Errata

Asay PNW CoverJPEG500Union Pacific Northwest book errata – Corrections 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]