Union Pacific commemorates 150 Years of Railroad History with a Free eBook and Online Timeline

screenshot of Union Pacific's Timeline website

(Best Syndication News) - The Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is celebrating 150 years since they first got the approval from President Abraham Lincoln to build the transcontinental railway line. To commemorate this event, they have put together a free ebook and an interactive website that discusses the long history of the company.

The railroad line all started on July 1, 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act into law. It was not until May 10, 1869 when the golden spike ceremony was held to officially connect the two railroad tracks in Promontory Summit, Utah. This first railroad line operated until 1904. That was when it was replaced with the Lucin Cutoff.

To document this journey through history, the Union Pacific Railroad is presenting a timeline at http://www.up150.com. The timeline is searchable and provides an excellent history lesson on the building of the transportation infrastructure in the United States.

Additionally, Union Pacific has created a free e-book that is available as a free download at the Apple iTunes Store.

By: Nancy Connors

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