News at the Top

Autumn issue of The Streamliner available now! – Mark Amfahr details how Union Pacific managed their motive power fleet from the 1940s to the early 1970s. Mark provides analysis of UP’s freight locomotive pool assignments in 1968, and a photo essay by Jack Wolff illustrates the diversity of motive power then in use on the railroad. Great care was taken to insure standard numbering practices on UP’s equipment, and Jim Ehernberger provides a look at an unusual case where the same number was used by two different locomotives. In addition, Jeff Asay provides an overview of train order dispatching in the 1940s between Los Angeles and Riverside, prior to CTC. This issue concludes with a memoriam to two longtime UPHS members and UP historians Francis Gschwind and George Cockle. Available now in the company store.

uphs-logoNext Convention – Our 2020 Convention will take place May 13-16, 2020, in Cheyenne, WY 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. More details as they are developed.

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]