Telling the history of the Union Pacific Railroad is a tall order, but this delightful site does the job quite effectively with historical photographs, maps, and thematic essays. The materials on the site are divided into sections that include "Union Pacific History and Chronologies", "Historical Equipment", "Photos", and "Reference". In the "History and Chronologies" area, visitors can learn about the company's history, read up on their distinctive logo, and learn about key people from the company's past such as Edward Henry Harriman and Jay Gould. In the "Maps" area, visitors can view current and historical maps of the company, and also learn about the construction timeline for the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869. Finally, visitors will want to use the "Reference" area to learn about past and present jobs on the railroad.


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