Union Pacific’s Cure for Congestion: Imitate a Rival

By Anonymous

Railroad borrows from Hunter Harrison’s playbook to speed up its trains

Union Pacific Corp. never hired Hunter Harrison to run its sprawling network. But with congestion clogging its system, the company is now adopting the late railroad maverick’s strategy to speed its freight trains.

The railroad, which until recently had been adding locomotives and crew, plans to use less equipment in a bid to improve its financial performance and service.