This article presents a profile of railroading activity in Hutchinson, Kansas, which is both the center of the wheat belt in the Midwest and the central shipping point for rock salt extracted from one of the largest salt deposits in the U.S. Union Pacific (UP) and BNSF run trains through the main part of the city of 40,000. Both lines serve the Cargill salt plant there. UP also routes its Golden State traffic through town, and that is expected to grow significantly in future years. A new line opened in 2001 and another short line may be for sale. Main lines curve through town by huge grain elevators, and there are many vestiges of railroading's early glory days.

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    Kalmbach Publishing Company

    21027 Crossroads Circle
    P.O. Box 1612
    Waukesha, WI  United States  53187-1612
  • Authors:
    • Munson, D
  • Publication Date: 2003-10


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 64-69
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  • Accession Number: 00965042
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 3 2003 12:00AM