National Geographic : 1917 Oct
"A Military Necessity" - General Dodge 1864 1917 FROM its beginning, the Union Pacific has been 'The National Railroad," a patriotic institution. Lincoln and other great men urged its construc tion for national protection and development. The prophetic vision of those who founded this great railroad during a period of national stress is now ap parent in these times of international conflict. Again the Union needs its Union Pacific. The Union Pacific is doing its ut most to expedite the enormous war shipments from the Treasure States it serves. Grain, cattle, minerals, lumber, wool, and oil are needed as never before. For new equipment alone the Union Pacific is spending over $I6,ooo,ooo to give American people and industries still better service. This is aside from even greater sums necessary for double-tracking, additional yard and engine facilities, and other improvements designed to add to the traffic-carrying capacity of the property. Just now some of our ordered equip ment is unobtainable for immediate delivery because our Allies must be served first-so we will win. The Union Pacific and The Union Pacific States must use available equipment to its greatest efficiency. The 41,000 employees of the Union Pacific and the I1,ooo,ooo people of the Western wealth-producing States now have an international obligation to fulfill. Were Lincoln to speak today in be half of the Union Pacific, as he urged its building, he would insist on those high service standards for which we are striving. UNION PACIFIC SYSTEM Joins East and West with a Boulevard of Steel For information write to GERRIT FORT, Passenger Traffic Manager, Union Pacific System, Chicago S U N PAFokan, C SYeow YSone - MinneaH S ER " t.Paul II- " - g -C heyenne C.cgo "UNION PACIFIC SYSTEM-THROUGH SERVICE ROUTES "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."