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Featured Blog Posts – April 2010 Archive (1)

A Million Dollars a Mile

I've be watching a lot of train videos since recuperating from foot surgery and I came across an estimate by Union Pacific Railroad in one of the videos that mentioned that they spend a million dollars a mile to add first class trackage to their system. One day last month at BART's Richmond Yard I watched their track crew in action replacing cross ties and reballasting their mainline. Everything was automated.

Anyway, I've heard estimates to repair the NWP at 500 million…

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Added by Paul Gardner on April 9, 2010 at 5:45pm — 6 Comments

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