BURLINGTON NORTHERN'S NEW GILLETTE-ORIN LINE

The planning and construction of the longest piece of new mainline railroad built in the U.S. since 1932 is described. The 127-mile line from Donkey Creek to Orin, WY, consists of the northern 42 miles and spurs built in segments starting in 1972 and the final 85 miles constructed as a single project during 1978 and 1979. Project planning, environmental delays, and other facets of building this new railroad to high standards are included.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Seventy-ninth Technical Conference, AREA, held March 24-26, 1980, Palmer House, Chicago.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    2000 L Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, B G
  • Publication Date: 1980-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 332-350
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 81
    • Issue Number: 678
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00323206
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM