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Adams, Wis., Awarded Membership in Union Pacific's Train Town USA Registry

Adams, 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.

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

"We are proud to recognize Adams as we commemorate our railroad's sesquicentennial celebration and growing up together," said Wes Lujan, Union Pacific assistant vice president - Public Affairs for Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota.   "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 Adams is a source of pride as we remember our past while serving and connecting our nation for years to come."

The Milwaukee, Sparta & North Western Railway, a forerunner to the Chicago and North Western (C&NW), completed the rail line through Adams in 1911. Union Pacific merged with the C&NW in 1995.