UP railroad ends PRB joint line embargo

27 March 2007 — The Union Pacific said it is ending an embargo on new service from all stations on the Joint Line serving the Southern Powder River Basin (SPRB) of Wyoming. The embargo was originally put in place during the summer of 2005 when a track work program was under way to restore full capacity to the Joint Line. “The embargo allowed us to protect service to our existing customers without being forced to transport coal to new customers,” the railroad said in a statement.