News at the Top

Summer issue of The Streamliner available now! – In this issue Michael Borkon details the history of the Union Pacific Railroad’s efforts to develop the soda ash industry in the Green River, Wyoming area, and Mark Amfahr provides an overview of how the railroad handled the soda ash traffic, which grew from a few carloads per day in the mid-1950s to nearly an entire train per day by the late 1960s. In addition, Marc Entze provides a quick look at a unique detour tunnel in Oregon, and Chris Faulk researches an interesting grade crossing signal in Omaha, Nebraska.  [August 9, 2017]

 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 12th, 2017. You can submit images electronically to calendarsubmissions@uphs.org or alternatively submit them by US mail to: UPHS Calendar, Attn: Rob Leachman, 245 Estates Drive, Piedmont, CA 94611. [April 12, 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]