Elburn recognized as a Train Town USA

By on June 10, 2012

ELBURN—Elburn has been recognized as a Train Town USA by the Union Pacific railroad.

A representative from the railroad on Monday presented the Village Board with a commemorative coin and a reflective sign to recognize 150 years of partnership between the railroad, first named the Chicago-Galena line, and the community. He explained that the line that runs through Elburn is one of the busiest in the nation—second only to North Platte, Neb.

The combination of freight trains and commuter lines contributes to approximately 120 trains each day.

One Comment

  1. BBCreekRes

    June 12, 2012 at 7:23 AM

    150 years,
    not to mention the noise,
    the delays
    the overnight runway lights that currently pollute the night sky,
    the constant overnight noise from the maintenance yard
    and lets not forget the lovely smell of diesel in the morning.
    All we got was another eye-sore sign & this stupid coin?
    Not even a Tee Shirt??

    Thanks U.P. its been a slice :)