Rail Yard Relocation

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Rail Yard Relocation

Unread postby Unlimited » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:05 pm

I'm not sure if any of you have ever visited Sioux Falls, SD and seen the BNSF yard is in the middle of downtown. In the past six years, the government funded the city to get 35 million to get environmental studies done on specific areas that the yard could be relocated to and to pay BNSF Railway to get the yard moved. However, you'll see in the links that they have a few areas marked out; but residents are not wanting a rail yard in their backyard.

(I think that is how the funding is going)

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Since 2012 has started, I have been seeing more topics on the local news stations about this project. They want to add a new siding on the Canton sub heading south to trains can park on that line instead of parking on mainline after the last crew got off. The following links are to the new stories about this.

Keloland Stories
"Neighbors Against Possible Switch Yard Site" Canton Siding
"Developers: Urgency To Move SF Switch Yard" New Yard

And if you have time, visit the city website: Railroad Relocation Project.

Short Links (PDF)

Canton Sub Siding
Siding PDF

New Track Setup
Track Relocation Map 2-A
Track Relocation Map 2-B
Track Relocation Map 2-C

New Yard Setup
Study Overview
Alternative Yard Map 1-A
Alternative Yard Map 1-B
Alternative Yard Map 2
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Re: Rail Yard Relocation

Unread postby imnew » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:00 am

Thanks for posting this. Had a quick look on google earth, will check out the links you provided when i get home from work. Interesting post. !!*ok*!!
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Re: Rail Yard Relocation

Unread postby Unlimited » Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:03 am

Here is some updated info on this project. A few months ago it basiclly derailed, but it looks like they got it rerailed a little bit.

http://www.keloland.com/newsdetail.cfm/ ... ?id=135401
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