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Union PacificThe Reconfiguration: America's Greatest Railroad from 1969 to the Present$
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Maury Klein

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195369892

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195369892.001.0001

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The Coming Together

The Coming Together

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(p.142) 10 The Coming Together
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Union Pacific
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Maury Klein

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195369892.003.0012

This chapter examines how Union Pacific Railroad's merger with Western Pacific Railroad and Missouri Pacific Railroad came together. The merger of two major railroads is a complex task because it means meshing two different cultures together and integrating departments, not to mention changes in personnel. Furthermore, two different sets of rules and procedures must be combined. For modern railroads a merger also means combining two separate computer systems on which operations depend. Putting Union Pacific and Missouri Pacific together required careful thinking and delicate diplomacy.

Keywords:   merger, Union Pacific Railroad, Western Pacific Railroad, Missouri Pacific Railroad, railroads, departments, computer systems

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