Trenton, Mo., has been awarded a membership in Union Pacific's Train Town USA Registry as part of the railroad's year-long 150th anniversary celebration.
Trenton received an official Train Town USA resolution signed by Union Pacific Chairman Jim Young, and Trenton's historical connection with Union Pacific will be featured at www.up150.com.
"We are proud to recognize Trenton as we commemorate our railroad's sesquicentennial celebration and growing up together," said Ben Jones, Union Pacific director - Public Affairs for Missouri and Kansas. "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 Trenton is a source of pride as we remember our past while serving and connecting our nation for years to come."
The main line was built through Trenton by the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad (Rock Island) in 1871. A second main line track was constructed in 1919. The Chicago & North Western acquired the line from the Rock Island in 1983. Union Pacific merged with the C&NW in 1995.