Clinton, Iowa, has been awarded a membership in Union Pacific's Train Town USA Registry as part of the railroad's year-long 150th anniversary celebration.
Clinton received an official Train Town USA resolution signed by Union Pacific Chairman Jim Young, and Clinton's historical connection with Union Pacific will be featured at www.up150.com.
"We are proud to recognize Clinton as we commemorate our railroad's sesquicentennial celebration and growing up together," said Brenda Mainwaring, Union Pacific director - Public Affairs for Iowa and Nebraska. "Union Pacific has been part of the country's fabric throughout the railroad's 150-year history. That bond between us and the nearly 7,300 communities we serve continues to strengthen.
"Our shared heritage with Clinton is a source of pride as we remember our past while serving and connecting our nation for years to come."
Clinton Mayor Mark Vulich stated, "Clinton is honored to be awarded membership in Union Pacific's Train Town USA Registry. Clinton has a long and distinguished history with the UP. We thank the Union Pacific for this honor and congratulate them on 150 years and look forward to a continued relationship for years to come."
The Chicago, Iowa and Nebraska Railroad completed a rail line through Clinton in 1857. A second main line track was completed through Clinton in 1891 by the Chicago & North Western. Union Pacific merged with the C&NW in 1995.