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Garnett, Kan., Awarded Membership in Union Pacific's Train Town USA Registry

Garnett, Kan., has been awarded a membership in Union Pacific's Train Town USA Registry as part of the railroad's year-long 150th anniversary celebration.

Garnett received an official Train Town USA resolution signed by Union Pacific Chairman Jim Young, and Garnett's historical connection with Union Pacific will be featured at

"We are proud to recognize Garnett as we commemorate our railroad's sesquicentennial celebration and growing up together," said Ben Jones, Union Pacific director - Public Affairs for Kansas and Missouri. "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 Garnett is a source of pride as we remember our past while serving and connecting our nation for years to come."

The main line through Garnett was constructed in 1897 by the St. Louis, Kansas and Arizona Railway, forerunner of the Missouri Pacific Railroad. The Missouri Pacific and Union Pacific merged in 1982.