Union Pacific Railroad took delivery of the new EC-5 universal track inspection vehicle in December 2005. Together with the existing EC-4 built by Plasser & Theurer, the new vehicle will test miles of track on Union Pacific equivalent to more than five times around the earth's equator in a year.
Union Pacific Railroad is one of the leading transportation companies in North America. In the western two-thirds of the country Union Pacific Railroad links 23 states and serves the fastest growing U.S. population centers. The railroad offers competitive long-haul routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, transporting a broad spectrum of industrial products including chemicals, automotive, energy and agricultural products.
To ensure cost-efficient maintenance of the huge rail network, Union Pacific has relied for many years on machines built by Plasser & Theurer. The latest addition to the maintenance machine fleet is the EC-5 universal track inspection vehicle supplied in December 2005.