Modern Railroads 1969 May Modern Union Pacific

Modern Railroads 1969 May Modern Union Pacific

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Modern Railroads 1969 May Modern Union Pacific
 
Modern Railroads 1969 May    184 pages
NEWS
AAR Opens Way to Railway Progress  Protection Asked for Merger-Hit Rail Employees 12
STATISTICS
Railroad Revenues, Expenses, and Income of Class I Railroads for the 4th Quarter 1967 and 1968; For Twelve Months Ended Dec. 1967 and 1968  27
EDITORIAL
EDITORIAL COMMENT: Only Cooperative Action Can Solve Service ProblemThe
Question of a Rate Increase   49
INSIDE TRACK: Make Sure the Profit Is Real  43
WASHINGTON REPORT: Who Picks Up the Crossing Check?  37
PUBLISHER'S NOTEBOOK: The Railroads' Top Priority Program 184
FEATURES
THE MODERN UNION PACIFIC: FROM PROMONTORY TO A SUPER RAILROAD by Tom Shedd
INTRODUCTION    51 MANAGEMENT BUILDS SOUNDLY FOR SECOND CENTURY  52
In both operations and finances, the Union Pacific stands as a leader among American railroads, probably today's nearest equivalent to the true "super-railroad"
UNION PACIFIC: THE RAIL WAY TO THE FUTURE OF THE WEST  61
From Los Angeles and Portland to St. Joseph and North Platte, the Union Pacific is moving forward into a bright and profitable future, as our section of color photographs shows
THE LAND: PROFITS ABOVE AND BELOW.. 70
The UP Land division provides commercial and industrial developments for potential customers; the Natural Resources division exploits mineral treasures on UP properties throughout the West
HOW TO CARE FOR THE CUSTOMER: THE U.P. APPROACH  74
The UP Traffic department recruits commodity specialists well versed in the economics of particular industries in order to provide complete service-equipment, rates, costs-to customers
U.P.'S COMPUTER CENTURY    78 The "Complete Operating Information System" (COIN) is expanding phase by phase as new applications for data collection and processing make their value apparent
"THE WHOLESALE RAILROAD"    84 UP's main line between North Platte and Granger has the highest freight traffic density of any western railroad; the Operations department is working continuously to boost traffic still further
THREE FOURTHS OF A BILLION FOR NEW EQUIPMENT  90
A massive infusion of new equipment has cut UP's operating and maintenance costs substantially
TRACK: TOWARD A SUPER RAILROAD    96
Eleven to twelve percent of UP operating revenues go into M/W and S accounts, to keep up the mirror-smooth track, easy curves, and well-maintained roadway that speed trains across the West
MODERNIZE MAIN-LINE MICROWAVE  103
The Communications and Signaling department ties the far-flung UP into a single finely-tuned unit with 3400 miles of mainline microwave, supplemented by direct dial telephone service to any point on the line
PLAN FURTHER COMPUTERIZING OF P&S 109
The computer revolution has caught up with purchases and stores on the UP, where computers keep inventories up to date and warn when purchases are necessary
TRAINING COURSES UPGRADE U.P. PEOPLE 113
Tuition aid, management training courses, formal business school courses in management-UP encourages its own personnel to aim higher
INVESTING IN COMMON STOCK by John Winthrop Wright 125
In the second issue of Cahners Publications "Executive Life," a noted financial writer gives points to check on before investing in order to keep risks to a minimum, profits to a maximum


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