Union Pacific to designate Truckee a ‘Train Town’ | SierraSun.com

Union Pacific to designate Truckee a ‘Train Town’

Amy Edgett / Sierra Sun

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Celebrate Truckee’s railroad history and The Town of Truckee’s 150th and 20th anniversaries at the June 20 Downtown Truckee Thursday event, 5-9 p.m.

Throughout 2013, the Town of Truckee is celebrating 150 years since establishment and 20 years since incorporation. Truckee is proud of its railroad heritage. As workers built the Central Pacific Railroad from Sacramento to Reno, Truckee became a thriving western boomtown. Today, the railroad remains a central part of Truckee’s economic and cultural heritage.

Union Pacific Railroad will designate Truckee as a Train Town as part of their Train Town USA project at 5 p.m. on the stage in front of the Train Depot in Downtown Truckee.

Children, families, residents, and guests are invited to participate in a railroad history game which includes stops at the Truckee Donner Historical Society’s Old Jail Museum, the Truckee Donner Railroad Society Museum in the caboose next to the Train Depot, and a performance by the Railroad Regulators.

Stop by the Town of Truckee booth to pick up a map and game instructions to experience Truckee’s railroad history first hand – and receive a commemorative anniversary coffee mug for your efforts.

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