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 12, 2017. 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. [April 12, 2017]

Member’s Area


Members Area – New this fall from the Union Pacific Historical Society 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]

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

Posted July 2, 2015 reb

News at the Top

Spring issue of The Streamliner available now! – In this issue Rob Leachman, Mark Borleske, and Aaron Schwarz provide in-depth analysis of Union Pacific and Milwaukee Road operations in the Pacific Northwest. Covering construction background to operations and traffic analysis from Spokane to Seattle and down to Portland, this extensive issue-length treatment highlights the “coopetition” of the two railroads.   [June 5, 2018]

Olympia Convention – Come and joint us at our 2018 Convention is in Olympia, Washington, joint with the Milwaukee Road Historical Association. Enjoy tours, in-depth presentations on joint UP and MILW topics, veteran panel discussions, and vintage movies. Click here to download the Olympia convention registration.

As an add-on to the Olympia Convention, on Sunday July 22 we have arranged a catered bike ride on the abandoned Milwaukee Road main line right of way from Hyak, through the Snoqualmie Pass tunnel, and down the west side of the Cascades to Cedar Falls. Details on this spectacular ride and a link to sign up are provided in the description of the Olympia Convention under the Convention tab of this web site.

uphs-logoFuture Convention – Our 2019 Convention will take place in Ogden, Utah, joint with the Southern Pacific Historical and Technical Society as we celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Union Pacific Railroad! More details as they are developed.


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]