The city of Colton 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 Colton received an official Train Town USA resolution signed by Union Pacific Chairman Jim Young today, making Colton an official part of Union Pacific's 150th anniversary celebration across its 23-state network.
"The city of Colton has a unique connection to railroad history dating back to Virgil and Wyatt Earp," said Lupe Valdez, Union Pacific director - public affairs for Southern California. "The future of Colton and Union Pacific look even brighter as we continue working together to build America."
The presentation was made as part of Colton's celebration of its 125th anniversary and was a fitting tribute to the historic importance of railroads in the city of Colton and the Southern California region. With more than 4,700 employees and more than 3,200 miles of track in California, Union Pacific has a substantial presence in the state today that builds upon the strengths of the past.