Butler, Wis., has been awarded a membership in Union Pacific's Train Town USA Registry as part of the railroad's year-long 150th anniversary celebration.
Butler received an official Train Town USA resolution signed by Union Pacific Chairman Jim Young, and Butler's historical connection with Union Pacific will be featured at www.up150.com.
"We are proud to recognize Butler as we commemorate our railroad's sesquicentennial celebration and growing up together," said Wes Lujan, Union Pacific director - Public Affairs for Wisconsin. "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 Butler is a source of pride as we remember our past while serving and connecting our nation for years to come."
In 1911, the rail line was constructed in the Butler area by the Milwaukee, Sparta & North Western Railway. Chicago & North Western Railway (C&NW) purchases the Milwaukee, Sparta & North Western Railway on April 1, 1921. Union Pacific merged with the C&NW 1995.