Union Pacific Corporation

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    Trains Carrying Explosive Crude Oil Will Stop Traveling Through St. Louis

    Trains filled with the same explosive oil that leveled a Canadian town will no longer run through the city of St. Louis, much to the relief of St. Louis' fire chief and a group of residents organizing against the tankers. "We just won round one," says Timothy Christian, a member of the newly formed ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 26, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    EPA Official's Past Raises Red Flags in Wildwood's Dioxin Contamination Case

    Missouri's interminable dioxin problem is alive and oozing in Wildwood. The latest controversy is over the Environmental Protection Agency official who's been working for decades on cleaning up the dioxin contamination of Times Beach and more recently assessing the Wildwood development site of Stre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Coyote Spotted In Maplewood

    Hear ye, hear ye: A coyote makes a statement in Maplewood.​The City of Maplewood is warning its residents of a recent coyote sighting. Rachelle L'Ecuyer, community development director for the mid-county suburb, put out a media alert on the critter this afternoon. L'Ecuyer tells Daily RFT that the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Receding River Allows Amtrak to Restore Full Service to Kansas City

    Amtrak: Now free to move about Missouri.​Amtrak will restore full service between St. Louis and Kansas City beginning Wednesday. Flooding along the Missouri River forced Amtrak to reduce its runs between the two cities earlier this month after Union Pacific switched more of its freight traffic ont ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Swollen Missouri River Forces Amtrak to Reduce St. Louis to Kansas City Service

    The Union Pacific line west of Jefferson City as viewed this morning.​Flood waters along the Missouri River have forced the Union Pacific railroad to divert its freight trains to a line of track the carrier shares with Amtrak. The resulting congestion has forced the passenger train to temporarily ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Construction on High-Speed Rail Between St. Louis and Chicago Continues​This afternoon in Chicago, Illinois heavyweights and railway folks are going to announce a second round of funding for a high-speed rail line between St. Louis and the Windy City.Sen. Dick Durbin, (D-Ill) and Illinois governor Pat Quinn will announce the new infusion of cash on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    UPDATE: Last of the Steam-Powered Trains May Puff Into Town -- If You Cast Your Vote

    image viaThe ol' 844 steams down the track.​Update, January 18: The Little Rock Express beat out the Tuscola Turn, 76,217 votes to 73,175. Daily RFT apologizes to Tuscolans who cannot take a little trash-talking in the name of friendly competition. -------- The nineteenth century was definit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2008

    St. Louis Gets a Grand Central Station (Sort Of)

    On Friday nights or Saturday mornings in the wee small hours, you can usually find me down at the Amshack on 16th Street waiting for the late train from Chicago. Or, rather, waiting for one particular passenger to alight from said train. It's not an especially pleasant place to pass the time: It's c ... More >>

  • News

    January 16, 2008


    Crystal City forges one hell of a deal.

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 8/2

    Schnucks has recalled cans of its store-brand French-style green beans because of contamination fears. (AP) Nothing from your pantry has been recalled yet? Just wait. And now a special "Where Are They Now?" edition of the Morning Brew. Rocco DiSpirito -- who went from ... More >>

  • News

    August 30, 2006

    All Aboard!

    Unreal gets the first crack at the new 'Link. Plus, Bill McClellan takes pride in "his band," and being named one of the nation's angriest cities really pisses us off. Grr.

  • Home Entertainment

    May 24, 2006
  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best Shortcut

    Sublette Avenue

  • Calendar

    July 31, 2002

    Track Meet

    The Museum of Transportation throws wide its gates for a get-together

  • News

    January 31, 2001

    New Kid, Old School

    Francis G. Slay wants to push a troubled city to the future, and he doesn't think "politics" is a dirty word.