Auburn, Calif., Awarded Membership in Union Pacific's Train Town USA Registry
Roseville, Calif., May 17, 2013
Auburn 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 Auburn 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 Auburn 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 Auburn is a source of pride as we remember our past while delivering the goods American businesses and families use every day."
Auburn was a key location along the original transcontinental railroad in the 1860s. In 2013 Auburn remains an important part of Union Pacific operations and infrastructure. Union Pacific right of way in Auburn is critical to freight operations in Northern California, and Union Pacific provides the track infrastructure for Capitol Corridor and Amtrak trains operating in Auburn.
Union Pacific serves nearly 7,300 communities in 23 states west of Illinois, covering 32,000 miles.
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