Dunsmuir, Calif., Awarded Membership in Union Pacific's Train Town USA Registry
Dunsmuir, Calif., August 06, 2012 The city of Dunsmuir today was awarded membership in Union Pacific's Train Town USA Registry as part of the railroad's year-long 150th anniversary celebration. City officials in Dunsmuir received an official Train Town USA resolution signed by Union Pacific Chairman Jim Young, making Dunsmuir an official part of Union Pacific's 150th anniversary celebration across its 23-state network.
"The city of Dunsmuir has had a unique connection to the railroad since the 1880s," said Liisa Stark, Union Pacific director - Public Affairs for Northern California. "While today we celebrate our historical connection, Union Pacific looks forward to playing an integral part in Dunsmuir's future."
Today's Train Town USA presentation was made with city officials in attendance and was a fitting tribute to the historic importance of railroads in the city of Dunsmuir and the Northern California region. Union Pacific has invested $1.5 billion in California since 2007, and with more than 4,700 employees and more than 3,200 miles of track in the state today Union Pacific plays a significant role in the economy much as it was a major part of the founding and early growth of the city of Dunsmuir.
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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