Friday, January 20, 2006

UPRR song "We're a Great Big Rolling Railroad ... "

From: "JoBeth Dever"

During the 1970's, the Union Pacific Railroad had a TV commercial showing a group of UP workers singing a song entitled "We're a Great Big Rolling Railroad ... " I have looked through various UP sites on line but I can't find the song. Is there a record of it somewhere?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work for Union Pacific and I have an mp3 copy of the song.
If you leave an e-mail address I'll send it...

7/20/2006 8:48 AM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

See the e-mail address that is shown above; the CPRR museum's e-mail address is

7/20/2006 8:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said... is my email. Would really appreciate a copy of that song. It has been in my head since the Spokane World Fair. It has a certain strength that really epitomizes the power and dedication of the American people when they set their mind to a task. Too bad the UP stopped using it....America could sure use it now.

10/07/2006 6:34 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Stephen C. Smith"

Do you know where I can get a copy of the 70s UPRR song We're a Great Big Rolling Railroad?

Thanks and Aloha

Stephen C. Smith
Carlsmith Ball LLP
ASB Tower
1001 Bishop Street, Ste 2200
P.O. Box 656
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
(808) 523-2542

2/10/2007 11:47 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Don Snoddy"

Contact John Bromley. He can tell you if it's still possible to get the song.

There were copies of the sheet music in the PR files and there should be audio available as well from the old AV library.

Don Snoddy

2/11/2007 8:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I visited the UP musueum in Omaha back in the early 90's and they had a video display which played the video. I used my videocamera to record the video and the song. Not the best quality but I could digitize it if anyone is interested.

Contact me at for details.

3/24/2008 5:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My mom was in that commercial, does anyone know how I could get a copy?

7/06/2009 8:25 AM  

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