Monday, August 25, 2014

BNSF Upgrading Area Tracks

A lot of people have been noticing the work being done on railroad tracks in the area and asking me what it's about. Well, an article in the Spokesman-Review talks about the $235 million track upgrade that Burlington Northern Santa Fe is in the process of.

The work is expected to help BNSF handle the increase in train traffic tied to more oil trains originating in North Dakota and a recovering economy.



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