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“The concentrated wind gusts at this location coming out of Abo Canyon [in New Mexico] have caused problems in the past,” reports Craig Rasmussen, BNSF Assistant Vice President of Engineering, Services and Structure. “Installing the wind screen will help by lowering the wind impact against the side of trains, which will help keep trains safely flowing through the area.” (BNSF Photograph)

Class I Briefs: BNSF, CN

BNSF crews install fencing at the Abo Canyon mountain pass to mitigate wind speed and boost safety. Also, CN Police signs the 30×30 Initiative pledge to add more women to the policing ranks.

Pictured, Left to Right: WSP’s Jerry Jannetti, Sofia Berger and Jannet Walker-Ford. (WSP Image)
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People News: RMG, WSP

Todd Whitmore and Zach Christinson join the executive team at Rail Modal Group (RMG), an Albany, N.Y.-based integrated intermodal transportation services provider. Also, engineering, environment and professional services firm WSP realigns its U.S. business.

Pictured: Chemvest Holdings US Inc.’s 13.7-acre dual rail-served site in Gulf Inland Logistics Park. (Liberty Development Partners Photograph)
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Chemvest Holdings US Buys Rail-Served Site in Texas

Liberty Development Partners has sold a 13.7-acre, dual rail-served tract within a Texas industrial park to Chemvest Holdings US Inc., which is expanding its operations and accessibility to the Gulf Coast region for transloading industrial products.

Two of BNSF’s automotive facilities, operated by service partner Inter-Rail Group, were recognized by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) as among of “the best in North America.” (BNSF Photograph)
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Class I Briefs: BNSF, CSX, UP

Two BNSF automotive facilities earn quality excellence awards from the Association of American Railroads (AAR). Also, CSX and Union Pacific (UP) are among the 100 companies on Forbes’ Net Zero Leaders list; and more than 1,000 UP managers wrap up a two-day “Operational Excellence” workshop.

“Thanks to Governor Greg Gianforte and Montana Department of Agriculture for joining Ardent Mills, Calumet Montana Refining, Bridge Agri Partners and about 30 community members for the groundbreaking of another rail expansion project,” the BNSF-served Port of Northern Montana reported via Facebook. (Port of Northern Montana Photograph)

Class I Briefs: BNSF, UP

BNSF releases an operations update for customers, and the BNSF-served Port of Northern Montana multimodal hub center launches an expansion project. Also, Union Pacific (UP) joins Clean Fuels Alliance America.

A map of Green Eagle Railroad LLC’s proposed 1.335-mile common carrier rail line in Maverick County, Tex., extending from the southern border of the United States and connecting to Union Pacific (UP) at approximately milepost 31 on the Eagle Pass Subdivision. The line is part of parent company PVH’s proposed trade corridor for freight and commercial motor vehicles extending into Mexico. (GER Map)

STB to Prepare EIS for Proposed Eagle Pass Rail Line (UPDATED)

The Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) Office of Environmental Analysis on March 29 issued a Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in connection with Green Eagle Railroad, LLC’s (GER) proposed construction and operation of an approximately 1.335-mile rail line in Maverick County, Tex., extending from the southern border of the United States and connecting to Union Pacific (UP) at approximately milepost 31 on the Eagle Pass Subdivision. Authorizations and permitting for the proposed project are also under way.