Green River, Wyo., has been awarded a membership in Union Pacific's Train Town USA Registry as part of the railroad's year-long 150th anniversary celebration.
Green River received an official Train Town USA resolution signed by Union Pacific Chairman Jim Young, and Green River's historical connection with Union Pacific will be featured at www.up150.com.
"We are proud to recognize Green River as we commemorate our railroad's sesquicentennial celebration and growing up together," said Dick Hartman, Union Pacific director - Public Affairs for Wyoming and Colorado. "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 Green River is a source of pride as we remember our past while serving and connecting our nation for years to come."
Train service began through Green River with the completion of the rail line in 1868 by the Union Pacific Railroad. A second main line was built by Union Pacific in 1908 west of Green River and in 1910 east of town.