Ogden, Utah, has been awarded membership in Union Pacific's Train Town USA Registry as part of the railroad's year-long 150th anniversary celebration. The city received an official Train Town USA resolution signed by Union Pacific Chairman Jim Young today in a special presentation during a stop by the UP 150 Express at Ogden Union Station.
"We are proud to recognize Ogden as we commemorate our railroad's sesquicentennial celebration and growing up together," said Dan Harbeke, Union Pacific Director - Public Affairs. "The bond between our railroad and early settlements continues to strengthen and grow. Today, Union Pacific serves nearly 7,300 communities where we live, where our children grow up together and where we recruit our employees.
"Our shared heritage with Ogden is a source of pride as we remember our past while serving and connecting our nation for years to come."
Union Pacific has been part of the Ogden community since 1869. As the transcontinental railroad was completed, Ogden took its place as a central hub for Union Pacific. Today, Ogden is a major part of Union Pacific's operations in the western U.S. As the home of a major rail terminal, Ogden plays a key role in the delivery of goods including metals, minerals, manufactured products, automobiles, and more to destinations across the country.