Posted by: Jonathan Caswell | July 17, 2012

HAPPY 150TH, UNION PACIFIC!


HAPPY 150TH, UNION PACIFIC!

 

To the Union Pacific Railroad

Much manifest destiny’s owed…

From initial review,

Eighteen sixty-two,

The beginning idea was sold.

The story’s not easy to tell,

Greedy speculation’s there as well…

Public convenience

Into investor’s fence,

To squeeze millions out of the till.

The August TRAINS MAGAZINE

Details Union Pacific dreams….

And how over time

It became a great line,

Despite the challenges seen.

Happy one hundred-fifty, U.P.,

You’ll get no denial from me…

Hauling those freight cars

And passengers far,

You’ve survived one-and-a-half centuries!

 

—Jonathan Caswell

 

 


Responses

  1. 10! don’t think many realize how important the railroad was in the growth of our country. excellent work


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