Spokane, Wash., has been awarded membership in Union Pacific's Train Town USA Registry as part of the railroad's year-long 150th anniversary celebration. City officials in Spokane received an official Train Town USA resolution signed by Union Pacific Chairman Jim Young today, making Spokane an official part of Union Pacific's 150th anniversary celebration across its 23-state network.
"With a nod to our historic legacy in Spokane, Union Pacific looks forward to the future with the Spokane community," said Brock Nelson, Union Pacific director - public affairs for Washington. "We work with thousands of communities across our network, and Spokane is one with which we have a strong connection worthy of recognition in Union Pacific's Train Town USA Registry."
Historically, Union Pacific in Washington has provided the state's businesses and residents a crucial transportation connection to the interior of the country. Today, the railroad's diverse business mix helps Washington's agricultural, automotive, chemical, lumber and port industries, among others, remain competitive in the domestic economy and move products and commodities around the nation in the most environmentally efficient way possible.