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]





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.


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]