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Union Pacific Electric - Lighting & Heating Contactor


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Union Pacific Electric Lighting and Heating was a subsidiary of the Union Pacific Railroad that provided electric lighting and heating services to various businesses and communities served by the railroad. It was established in the late 19th century as part of the Union Pacific's efforts to diversify its services and generate additional revenue.

The company primarily focused on supplying electricity for lighting and heating purposes to locations along the Union Pacific Railroad's routes, including depots, stations, and nearby towns. This helped improve the comfort and convenience of passengers and employees traveling on Union Pacific trains.

Union Pacific Electric Lighting and Heating, like many other similar railway-owned utility companies, played a crucial role in the early development of electrification in the United States. It contributed to the growth of electric power infrastructure and helped lay the groundwork for the expansion of electrical services in various regions.