Buckner, 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.
Buckner received an official Train Town USA resolution signed by Union Pacific Chairman Jim Young, and Buckner's historical connection with Union Pacific will be featured at up150.com.
"We are proud to recognize Buckner 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 Buckner 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 Buckner by the Wyandotte, Kansas City & Northwestern Railway in 1873. The railroad was purchased by Missouri Pacific Railroad in 1894. Missouri Pacific and Union Pacific merged in 1982.