and Its Predecessors
By Brian Solomon.
Softcover, 10.6"x8.25", 208 pages. May 2023.
"The Union Pacific, formed in 1862, was part of the nation's first transcontinental railroad and has been operating continually under that name for almost 160 years.
"Over the years the railroad has merged or acquired many other major railroads, which makes it the second-largest railroad in the U.S. today. Union Pacific and Its Predecessors takes a look at the railroad as it is now and how it came to be, with a look at predecessor railroads and historical routes, equipment, and other features. This book
- features an examination of the building of the original Union Pacific
- Includes major railroads UP has acquired/merged
- supplies brief histories and operational summaries, with
- maps for each road.
"Here's your up-to-date look at the modern UP, with chapters on freight traffic, steam locomotive development, unique turbine-electric locomotives, and UP diesels... and much more."