Union Pacific Launches New Service Between Pacific Northwest & Southern California

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Union Pacific Corporation

    OMAHA, Neb., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A unique boxcar "shuttle train" was
 launched today by Union Pacific Railroad (NYSE:   UNP) that gives shippers
 truck-like speed and delivery with boxcar economics between the Pacific
 Northwest and Southern California.
     Union Pacific and logistics provider, Speedlink, a subsidiary of Genesee &
 Wyoming, Inc., have teamed to offer one-call, door-to-door, multiple-stop
 service with inventory control, direct store delivery.  This new I-5
 transportation product offers an assortment of shipping options including
 purchase order verification, store returns, multiple-stop retail pick-up and
 delivery and can accommodate shipment sizes as small as a single pallet.
 This new transportation product offers expedited third-day door-to-door
 delivery.  Customers working with UP and Speedlink now have the option to
 bypass expensive urban warehouses, distribution centers.  With skilled product
 handling to ensure product safety; dedicated rail equipment and schedules to
 assure reliability and a flexible, customized pick-up and delivery process to
 meet just-in-time needs, this new offering gives customers a new more
 economical way to move products between the Pacific Northwest and Southern
 California.
     Union Pacific Corporation is one of America's leading transportation
 companies.  Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, is the
 largest railroad in North America, covering 23 states across the western two-
 thirds of the United States.  A strong focus on quality and a strategically
 advantageous route structure enable the company to serve customers in critical
 and fast growing markets.  It is a leading carrier of low-sulfur coal used in
 electrical power generation and has broad coverage of the large chemical-
 producing areas along the Gulf Coast.  With competitive long-haul routes
 between all major West Coast ports and eastern gateways, and as the only
 railroad to serve all six gateways to Mexico, Union Pacific has the premier
 rail franchise in North America.  The corporation also owns Overnite
 Transportation, a nationwide less-than-truckload carrier, and Fenix, a group
 of affiliated technology companies.
     For further information, contact John Bromley, 402-271-3475.
 
 

SOURCE Union Pacific Corporation
    OMAHA, Neb., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A unique boxcar "shuttle train" was
 launched today by Union Pacific Railroad (NYSE:   UNP) that gives shippers
 truck-like speed and delivery with boxcar economics between the Pacific
 Northwest and Southern California.
     Union Pacific and logistics provider, Speedlink, a subsidiary of Genesee &
 Wyoming, Inc., have teamed to offer one-call, door-to-door, multiple-stop
 service with inventory control, direct store delivery.  This new I-5
 transportation product offers an assortment of shipping options including
 purchase order verification, store returns, multiple-stop retail pick-up and
 delivery and can accommodate shipment sizes as small as a single pallet.
 This new transportation product offers expedited third-day door-to-door
 delivery.  Customers working with UP and Speedlink now have the option to
 bypass expensive urban warehouses, distribution centers.  With skilled product
 handling to ensure product safety; dedicated rail equipment and schedules to
 assure reliability and a flexible, customized pick-up and delivery process to
 meet just-in-time needs, this new offering gives customers a new more
 economical way to move products between the Pacific Northwest and Southern
 California.
     Union Pacific Corporation is one of America's leading transportation
 companies.  Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, is the
 largest railroad in North America, covering 23 states across the western two-
 thirds of the United States.  A strong focus on quality and a strategically
 advantageous route structure enable the company to serve customers in critical
 and fast growing markets.  It is a leading carrier of low-sulfur coal used in
 electrical power generation and has broad coverage of the large chemical-
 producing areas along the Gulf Coast.  With competitive long-haul routes
 between all major West Coast ports and eastern gateways, and as the only
 railroad to serve all six gateways to Mexico, Union Pacific has the premier
 rail franchise in North America.  The corporation also owns Overnite
 Transportation, a nationwide less-than-truckload carrier, and Fenix, a group
 of affiliated technology companies.
     For further information, contact John Bromley, 402-271-3475.
 
 SOURCE  Union Pacific Corporation