What are you guys smoking? This is the Union Pacific we're talking about! A great transportation company, but one that wants nothing to do with passenger service.
A pipe-dream for sure, but maybe as an anniversary 'gift' to the traveling public, UP will re-introduce passenger travel! Bring back some of the old names, place an order for a new fleet of rolling stock to complement the Heritage cars they still retain!
Impossible, yes. But something to smile about while sitting on a siding waiting for a UP stack train to pass while aboard the California Zephyr...
If passenger trains return to glory they had in the past when UP ran them then I could see that pipe-dream possibly becoming a reality. But until that happens it's fun to dream.
If passenger trains ever do become a money maker again you can bet the Union Pacific would jump on it. But it's like I said. It's fun to dream.