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High(er)-speed rail zips through Illinois
 High(er)-speed rail zips through IllinoisBy Tyler Falk | November 26, 2012, 9:57 AM PST from: http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/higher-speed-rail-zips-through-illinois/6576     Amtrak announced that along a 15-mile segment of the corridor, trains are now...
Union Pacific Railroad Invests $5.4 Million for Illinois Infrastructure Improvements
Union Pacific Railroad is enhancing Illinois' transportation infrastructure by investing $5.4 million in the rail line that runs between North Lake and Northbrook. The project is in progress and is scheduled to be completed by the end of December.The project includes replacing 32,600 ties,...
Union Pacific Railroad Invests Nearly $25 Million for Illinois Infrastructure Improvements
Union Pacific Railroad is enhancing Illinois' transportation infrastructure by investing nearly $25 million in the rail line that runs between Fults (about 30 miles south of Dupo) and near Chester. The project is in progress and is scheduled to be completed by mid-October. This work is in...
The State of Illinois Honors Union Pacific Railroad on Its 150th Anniversary
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and the Illinois General Assembly today proclaimed July 1, 2012, as Union Pacific Railroad Day in Illinois and honored Union Pacific Railroad on its year-long 150th anniversary celebration.Union Pacific's founder, President Abraham Lincoln, signed the Pacific...
Operation Lifesaver, UP train authorities in rail safety
Operation Lifesaver, UP train authorities in rail safetyOperation Lifesaver and Union Pacific launched safety campaigns in Illinois and Colorado this week to train local authorities in railroad safety. The safety organization and UP brought officials on to trains to ride with engineers -- to see...
Union Pacific Railroad Invests Nearly $17 Million for Track Improvements to Its Illinois Line
Union Pacific Railroad will continue improving Illinois' transportation infrastructure with a nearly $17 million investment to enhance the rail line that runs from Dupo to about five miles south of Valmeyer. The nearly 26-mile project includes removing and installing new rail, renewing the...
High-Speed rail prep work begins next month in Illinois
High-speed rail prep work begins next month in IllinoisUnion Pacific is set to begin upgrades next month along tracks that run through Bloomington and Normal, Ill. The work is being done to get ready for high-speed rail. The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Ill.) (4/8) From www.aar.org 
UP line could be first mixed-use track to employ positive train control
UP line could be first mixed-use track to employ positive train controlUnion Pacific's line between St. Louis and Chicago is poised to become the first mixed-use track in the nation to meet federal safety guidelines calling for the use of positive train control systems. The cost of a...
Union Pacific & Amtrak to build shared freight, high speed passenger line
UP, Amtrak to build shared freight, high-speed passenger lineThe U.S.'s first rail corridor designed to accommodate freight and high-speed passenger trains is advancing in Illinois, according to this article. Union Pacific is in negotiations with state and federal officials on the...
High-speed service to Detroit, St Louis on track for 2013
 High-speed service to Detroit, St. Louis on track for 2013 November 1, 2010BY MARY WISNIEWSKI Transportation Reporter/mwisniewski@suntimes.com By 2013, Chicagoans traveling to Detroit, St. Louis or Iowa City may be able to save time by leaving the car at home and taking the train.The...
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