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2012-09-17 02:20:48

CALGARY, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Canadian Pacific (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) today announced it has launched new faster intermodal train services connecting Vancouver to Toronto or Chicago. The new schedules remove a day from the 2,600-mile Toronto to Vancouver transcontinental trains and two days from the 2,200-mile Vancouver to Chicago train service. "With lower dwell times in our terminals, more efficient transit times, and optimized asset utilization, we can provide this...

2012-08-14 10:20:26

OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As part of its 150(th) anniversary celebration, Union Pacific Railroad introduced an engaging new teacher's resource kit as a tool to help students learn the history of America's first transcontinental railroad. Completed in 1869, the transcontinental railroad connected the west to the east and opened it for development and commerce. The teacher's resource kit will help educators meet national standards for history and...

2012-06-14 10:22:18

GATINEAU, QC, June 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada's national history museum has acquired the silver "last spike" that symbolizes the 1885 completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) and the uniting of the country from sea to sea. This historic artifact was donated to the Canadian Museum of Civilization by heirs of William Van Horne, the legendary railway executive who led the construction project. The donation was unveiled today at the Canadian Pacific Railway Pavilion in Calgary. The...

2012-03-22 06:20:30

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Union Pacific Railroad Museum is taking its Building America exhibit on the road, or at least out on the rails. The Promontory, a Union Pacific Railroad 1962-vintage baggage car, has been transformed into a state-of-the-art traveling museum. Complete with 13 large, dramatic graphics and the latest in interactive touch video screen technology, the Promontory will immerse visitors in Union Pacific's 150-year history. (Logo:...

2012-02-10 08:05:00

OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- When Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act of July 1, 1862, creating the original Union Pacific, his vision for the transcontinental railroad was to connect a nation from east to west. While Lincoln did not live to see the completion of the transcontinental railroad, his vision was fulfilled. Along the way, more than 7,000 cities and towns began as Union Pacific depots and water stops. (Logo:...