UP in the news

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by coachsig, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. coachsig

    coachsig Member


    First post was misplaced in the Buy&Sell..maybe some significance!

    Just on CBS news:
    Union Pacific is in court to obtain royalities on every UP unit sold in model railroading. This would include any "fallen flags" that UP took over.
    Model industry spokesman estimated $3-5 increase per unit if successful!!!

  2. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Send UP a bill for "advertising" for each car and loco you have on the layout.
  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Dave - that's a good idea!! :) :)

    I read somewhere that this was tried years ago by CSX - It didn't last long. Mostly because the Manufacturers refused to pay the "tax" :)
  4. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Mikey,That was none other then the road of the cat-Chessie System that tried that stunt and the prez of Chessie said to drop that idea.Now with Uncle Pete starting this licensing fee of their logos.. I fear that the other railroads will follow suit including the short lines..Of course this will mean we will see price increases of locomotives,cars and decals.That is the last thing we need as modelers as the prices as already shot through the roof and the prices keeps escalating with each new release.We are now beginning to see $40.00-50.00 cars.:eek: :( Of course this can not be good for the hobby as a whole as the market is not as large as it once was.
  5. rcwatkins

    rcwatkins Member

    UP in the news...

    ...again! First for wreck in LA, then for cop having to stop train in Idaho, now this?!?!? When will they just learn to run their trains without getting in the news?!?!?

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