Omaha, Neb., June 11, 2013 Craig, Colo., 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 at the historic railroad passenger car Marcia. Union Pacific launched its Train Town USA Registry as part of the railroad's 150th anniversary celebration in 2012.
"We are proud to recognize Craig as we celebrate our growing up together," said Sara Thompson Cassidy, Union Pacific director - Public Affairs for Colorado and Wyoming. "Union Pacific was founded to help connect the nation from east to west. Our shared heritage with Craig is a source of pride as we remember our past while delivering the goods American businesses and families use every day."
The passenger car Marcia is a private railroad car originally constructed by the Pullman Co. in 1906 for Denver banker and railroad magnate David Moffatt. Moffatt used the rail car to review progress on the construction of the Denver Northwestern & Pacific Railroad and to entertain prospective investors in the project.
The Denver and Salt Lake Railroad, a forerunner of the Denver and Rio Grande and Southern Pacific, constructed the mainline in 1913 to Craig from Steamboat Springs, Colo. The Southern Pacific merged with Union Pacific in 1996.
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