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5/28/2009



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UP to upgrade lines in Kansas, Colorado


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Union Pacific Railroad will spend $9 million to upgrade lines in Kansas and Colorado.

The Class I is budgeting $5 million to improve track on a Herington-to-Canton, Kan., line. To be completed by June’s end, the project calls for installing more than 33,000 ties, spreading 20,500 tons of ballast, upgrading nearly a mile of rail in various curves and renewing road surfaces at 29 grade crossings. Last year, UP spent more than $94 million on capital projects in Kansas.

The railroad also is budgeting about $4 million to improve track on a Colorado Springs-to-Pueblo, Colo., line.

Also to be completed by June’s end, the project calls for installing 31,000 ties, spreading 12,000 tons of ballast and renewing road surfaces at 17 crossings. Last year, UP spent more than $42 million on capital projects in Colorado.


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