This article focuses on the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern (DM&E) and Iowa, Chicago E Eastern (IC&E) railroads and how they are upgrading their infrastructure in order to accommodate 286,000 pound cars. Using funds from the Railroad Revitalization Improvement Financing (RRIF) loan, the railroads worked with a $65 million budget in 2004 which was more than four times their annual engineering budgets. The article relates how with these new funds, the railroads initiated an aggressive capital program focusing on five categories: rail, ties, surfacing, bridges, and sidings.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    345 Hudson Street
    New York, NY  United States  10014
  • Authors:
    • Wanek, M
  • Publication Date: 2005-3


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 19-21
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00989375
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 2005 12:00AM