Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Railroads chugging hard to anticipate demand, add track

It's not quite as historic a moment as occurred in 1869, when the pounding of a golden spike marked completion of the first transcontinental railroad.
But Nebraska's two major rail carriers, Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe, are caught up in record spending by the freight rail industry on new tracks and other infrastructure improvements in 2011.
It's happening at a time of easing recession and with railroads trying to keep up with expected growth in traffic through 2035. Continued

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