Sacramento, Calif., 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 that kicked off the Union Pacific - Building America for 150 Years! Celebration, Union Pacific's signature 150th anniversary event in the western states.
"We are proud to recognize Sacramento as we commemorate our railroad's sesquicentennial celebration and growing up together," said Liisa Stark, 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 Sacramento is a source of pride as we remember our past while serving and connecting our nation for years to come."
Work on the Transcontinental Railroad began in Omaha, Neb., headed west, and in Sacramento, Calif., headed east. Since the 1860s railroads have been critical to the Sacramento regional economy and have played a major role in the development of the western U.S. Union Pacific continues to impact the economy in Sacramento today, providing its California-based customers the logistics expertise to move products around the country in an environmentally friendly way.