Caliente, Nev., Awarded Membership in Union Pacific's Train Town USA Registry
Roseville, Calif., May 25, 2013 Caliente has been awarded membership in Union Pacific's Train Town USA Registry as part of Union Pacific's ongoing efforts to highlight cities with a historical connection to the railroad. The city received an official Train Town USA resolution signed by Union Pacific Chairman Jim Young in a special presentation in Caliente today. Union Pacific launched its Train Town USA Registry as part of the railroad's 150th anniversary celebration in 2012.
"We are proud to recognize Caliente as we celebrate our growing up together," said Liisa Stark, public affairs director, Union Pacific. "Union Pacific was founded to help connect the nation from east to west. Our shared heritage with Caliente is a source of pride as we remember our past while delivering the goods American businesses and families use every day."
Caliente was an important point in Union Pacific's original rail line running between Southern California and Salt Lake City. The grand Union Pacific rail depot in the center of Caliente was built in 1923 and is the cornerstone of the Caliente community today. Union Pacific continues operating trains in Caliente in 2013 and moves lumber and other construction materials, minerals, corn, coal and a diverse array of consumer products in and around Caliente and the state of Nevada.
Union Pacific serves nearly 7,300 communities in 23 states west of Illinois, covering 32,000 miles.
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