Union Pacific Railroad Makes Improvements to Its Tracks Between Hope and Clear Lake Junction, Ark.
Omaha, Neb., February 10, 2005 Union Pacific Railroad spent $2.0 million this year on track improvements to its mainline and railyard tracks between Hope and Clear Lake Junction, Ark.
Crews removed and installed 15,400 ties; spread 6,800 tons of rock ballast to ensure a stable roadbed and surfaced and lined 28 miles of track to provide a smooth ride for trains. Work began January 3 and was completed February 2.
These improvements are part of more than $1 billion Union Pacific is planning to spend in 2005 to maintain its track across the 33,000-mile system.
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