Appleton City to be designated a 'Train Town USA'

The City of Appleton City will be designated a “Train Town USA” by the Union Pacific Railroad on Tuesday November 20th at the historic MKT Depot in downtown Appleton City.

The event will be kicked off at 1:00 PM by the arrival of “The Appleton City Special” – a train coming to Appleton City courtesy of the Missouri Northern Arkansas Railroad to specifically help the community celebrate this outstanding achievement.

The Appleton City Boys Scout Troop #954 will be serving as the Color Guard and the Appleton City High School Band will also be performing.

Mr. Ben Jones of the Union Pacific Railroad will be making the presentation on behalf of the Union Pacific. The “Train Town USA” Registry was rolled out by the Union Pacific to help mark their 150th Anniversary year.

Appleton City is among a very few communities in Missouri to be awarded membership on the registry thus far and the entire community is invited to come out and help us mark this historic occasion. We would especially invite anyone who is a railroad retiree or a railroad enthusiast.

Following the presentation, the Appleton City Landmarks Restoration (ACLR) will be hosting a reception in the Depot.

For more information, please contact the Mayor's Office at (660) 476-2631 or mayoracmo@gmail.com .

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