News at the Top

Don’t miss the Winter issue of The Streamliner! – Read about lightweight lunch counter diners, the challenges of food service and menu planning on the Union Pacific, and the memories of an extra gang bull cook at Ayer, Washington, in the summer of 1967. The issue concludes with a photo essay on winter in the Blue Mountains.   [February 5, 2017]

 

 

 

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Denver Convention – Our 2017 Convention will take place in Denver July 26-29, 2017. The tentative program and its schedule are now listed on the Convention tab of this website. We will have a reception at the Forney Museum of Transportation, tours of the UP Steam Shop in Cheyenne and the Colorado Model Railroad Museum in Greeley, a ride on the Royal Gorge Route railroad, swap meet, clinics and banquet. Our banquet speaker will be Mr. Jerry Davis, past president of UP, SP and CSX. Clinic presentation topics include UP and Rio Grande operations and traffic in Colorado, and UP steam fan trips out of Denver. The registration form will be available in March. [February 22, 2017]

uphs-logoFuture Conventions – Our 2018 Convention will be held in Western Washington joint with the Milwaukee Road Historical Association. Our 2019 Convention will take place in Ogden, Utah, joint with the Southern Pacific Historical and Technical Society. More details as they are developed.

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Members Area – New this fall from the UPHS 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]

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]

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

UPHS Member News

UPHS Color LogoWE WELCOME OUR NEWEST UPHS MEMBERS

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

BIG BOY and Other Sounds of the Union Pacific CD

CD Cover StoreThe Union Pacific Historical Society is proud to announce a new product for sale to its members.

“BIG BOY and Other Sounds of the Union Pacific” CD, a collection of 26 steam and diesel sound recordings from the late 1950’s, is now available at the UPHS Company store. The digitally re-mastered recordings were made trackside by noted photographer Stan Kistler in Utah and Wyoming in 1957, and in Nebraska in 1958. This CD combines tracks from two of his albums released on vinyl in the 1950’s with the addition of some previously un-released recordings.

Here are a few examples of the action captured by Stan’s sound equipment trackside. Please click on the link to hear the sound recordings. Click on the back arrow to return to this page.

1) UP Big Boy 4010 drifts into Cheyenne with an eastbound freight.
2) Union Pacific 2-8-2 number 2206 whistles through Archer, WY.
3) An 4-8-4 works a train through Grand Island, NE. 

The CD is priced at $15 for non-members and $12 for UPHS members, plus shipping and handling. So add this CD to your collection and support the UPHS.  Please click here to purchase your copy of this fine CD.

Updated July 7, 2014 reb

Two New Union Pacific Books

The Union Pacific Historical Society has added two new UP related books, not published by UPHS, to the UPHS Company Store.

844 book cover001 350The first book is “Building Union Pacific 844, The Birth of the FEF-3 Steam Class” by John E. Bush.

This book looks at newly-discovered information about the engine’s construction by the American Locomotive Company of Schenectady, N.Y., why it came to be built, and how it survived to become a “living legend” for Union Pacific. Includes 58 black & white illustrations. Cost: $19.95 plus shipping an handing. This book can be purchased here on at the UPHS Company Store.

undriving 350The second addition to the Company Store is “The Un-Driving of the Golden Spike” by Jeff Terry, Thorton H. Waite and James J. Reisdorff. 

This is the illustrated story of the un-driving of the Golden Spike in 1942 and the various personalities involved. It’s also the story of a century-long struggle to have America rediscover the significance of Promontory Summit, which culminated in the establishment of the Golden Spike National Historic Site. Includes 75 historic b&w photographs and one map. Cost: $24.95 plus shipping and handling.  This book is available now at the UPHS Company Store.

Posted on July 7, 2014 reb