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BNSF to spend more than $150 million on trackwork in five states

As part of its $2.4 billion capital spending program this year, BNSF Railway Co. plans to spend $46.2 million in Wyoming, $42 million in New Mexico, $27.5 million in Texas, $21.4 million in Washington and $13 million in Missouri to expand capacity and maintain infrastructure.

The Class I will:
• expand terminal capacity at Donkey Creek Yard and build triple track in the Orin Subdivision in Wyoming;
• construct double track in the Clovis Subdivision, and realign and expand a line in the Gallup Subdivision in New Mexico;
• add capacity at the Alliance Intermodal Facility, expand a fueling facility and build a line at the Amarillo Terminal end in the Hereford Subdivision;
• add terminal capacity at the International Gateway Intermodal facility and construct a siding in the Fallbridge Subdivision in Washington; and
• expand lines in the Thayer North and Thayer South subdivisions in Missouri.

For more information on BNSF’s MOW plans — as well as those for other Class Is, regionals, short lines and passenger railroads — see Progressive Railroading’s April issue.

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