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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…


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

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