Rocklin, Calif., Awarded Membership in Union Pacific's Train Town USA Registry
Roseville, Calif., May 17, 2014
Rocklin, California, 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 Jack Koraleski in a special presentation next to a Union Pacific safety train on Saturday. Union Pacific launched its Train Town USA Registry as part of the railroad's 150th anniversary celebration in 2012.
“We are proud to recognize Rocklin as we celebrate our growing up together,” said Liisa Stark, Union Pacific's director, Public Affairs for Northern California and Nevada. “Union Pacific was founded to help connect the nation from east to west. Our shared heritage with Rocklin is a source of pride as we remember our past while delivering the goods American businesses and families use every day.”
The rail line in Rocklin was built by Central Pacific Railroad in 1863. Part of the original transcontinental route conceived by President Abraham Lincoln, the rail line in Rocklin later became part of Southern Pacific Railroad which then merged with Union Pacific in 1996. The rail line in Rocklin is a crucial part of the Union Pacific network today and is a key corridor for the delivery of agricultural products flowing out of California's Central Valley to interior portions of the U.S.
Union Pacific serves nearly 7,300 communities in 23 states west of Illinois, covering 32,000 miles.
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