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Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 151
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: August 03, 2015 06:07PM

Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 151 - 08/03/15


This day in Railroad History

August 3, 1995
Union Pacific Railroad and Southern Pacific Railroad announce their intent to merge. The merger would finish the acquisition that was effectively begun almost a century before with the purchase of the Southern Pacific by UP in 1901, until divestiture was ordered in 1913. Ironically, although Union Pacific was the dominant company, taking complete control of SP, its corporate structure was merged into Southern Pacific, which on paper became the "surviving company"; which then changed its name to Union Pacific. The merged company retains the name "Union Pacific" for all railroad operations.
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NP 1902, a W-2 class 2-8-2 on the Pullman WA switcher. Stadium Way crossing, ca 1953.

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