Union Pacific Railroad : The biggest railroad company in USA
Under an act of Congress, it was established in July 1 1862 and it was approved by the President Abraham Lincoln. It was mainly established to serve the army in a war at that time and the first railroad lines were built by Irish labor. With over 44,000 employees and more than 80,000 locomotives, Union Pacific network covers almost 23 states in the central and western areas of the country. The chief executive of the company at the current time is James.R.Young.
In the meantime, Union Pacific is considered the company that owns the largest railroad network in USA. Also throughout the years, Union Pacific made some acquisitions of a number of railroads to gain even more area of service coverage like Missouri Pacific and Western Pacific. Union Pacific also has a special some kind of police force for safety and protection against the railroad crimes.
Union Pacific logo’s continuing Evolutions
Actually Union Pacific logo is one of the few logos that really had dramatic through the years. The first logo was introduced in 1868 which has a mountain Elk logo with a train moving in the background and the company name including the word railroad as part of the name appeared circling the whole logo and under the logo it was like a tied belt. It was so primitive and of the classy type of logo that represented the Victorian style.
Then through the next years, it changed three times removing the Elk logo and just drawing the company’s name in white and black colors. Notice that the name railroad was replaced by “railway” in 1884.
The first shield design in 1886
World War II reflected in the logo
The Second World War affected the activities of the company and the design of its logo as well. A new shield called “Pearl Harbor shield” in response to the flare-up of the war was designed in 1939. It was designed as an orange-framed shield with Union Pacific typed in black without any other colors. In 1942, the logo returned to its patriotic design with the USA flag stripes and without “The Overland Route” referring to the enlarged nature of the railroad.
From 2002 till today, the official Union Pacific logo remained the one with the American flag look and feel having the motto of BUILDING AMERICA just on the right.