Union Pacific: $29M for new St. Louis tracksApril 27, 2011
Union Pacific Railroad is investing nearly $29 million for improvements to its rail line from St. Louis to Morrison, Mo.
The company plans to install more than 52 miles of new rail, replace the surfaces at 54 road crossings, and upgrade more than one mile of rail in various curves. Crews also will replace five switches — the devices that move a train from one track to another.
Morrison is about 100 miles west of St. Louis and 15 miles west of Hermann, Mo., near the Missouri River in Gasconade County.
Union Pacific Corp.’s principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country. Omaha, Neb.-based Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP) plans to spend about $3.2 billion in 2011 to improve the railroad's 32,000-mile network.
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