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Colton Awarded Membership in Union Pacific's Train Town USA Registry

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Union Pacific's 150th Anniversary

Colton, Calif., July 23, 2012 – The city of Colton has been awarded membership in Union Pacific's Train Town USA Registry as part of the railroad's year-long 150th anniversary celebration. City officials in Colton received an official Train Town USA resolution signed by Union Pacific Chairman Jim Young today, making Colton an official part of Union Pacific's 150th anniversary celebration across its 23-state network.

"The city of Colton has a unique connection to railroad history dating back to Virgil and Wyatt Earp," said Lupe Valdez, Union Pacific director - public affairs for Southern California. "The future of Colton and Union Pacific look even brighter as we continue working together to build America."

The presentation was made as part of Colton's celebration of its 125th anniversary and was  a fitting tribute to the historic importance of railroads in the city of Colton and the Southern California region. With more than 4,700 employees and more than 3,200 miles of track in California, Union Pacific has a substantial presence in the state today that builds upon the strengths of the past. 

About Union Pacific

One of America's iconic companies, Union Pacific celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2012. Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act of July 1, 1862, creating the original Union Pacific. Today, Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP), linking 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail and providing freight solutions and logistics expertise to the global supply chain. From 2000 through 2011, Union Pacific spent more than $31 billion on its network and operations, making needed investments in America's infrastructure and enhancing its ability to provide safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible freight transportation. Union Pacific's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers and emphasizes excellent customer service. Union Pacific operates competitive routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways.

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