Marshall, 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.
Marshall received an official Train Town USA resolution signed by Union Pacific Chairman Jim Young, and Marshall's historical connection with Union Pacific will be featured at www.up150.com.
"We are proud to recognize Marshall 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 Marshall 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 Marshall by the Missouri Pacific Railway in 1888. In March, 1917, a merger of Missouri Pacific Railway and the St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railway was completed and a new company was formed - Missouri Pacific Railroad Company. Missouri Pacific and Union Pacific merged in 1982.