Railway Co. plans to invest about $100 million in maintenance
and rail capacity expansion projects in California this
The Fort Worth,
Texas-based company will begin preliminary design work for the
Southern California International Gatewayfeaturing
wide-span cranes, ultra-low-emission switching locomotives and
low-emission railyard equipmentwhich will be able to
eliminate millions of truck miles from Interstate 710.
BNSF also will expand
its automotive facility in San Bernardino, Calif., by adding
parking and track to support growth in new automobile traffic,
and will build a connection track between BNSF and Union
Pacific Railroad main lines near Richmond, Calif.
BNSF also plans to
replace more than 100 miles of rail in the state.
Separately, BNSF is a
partner in the Casper Crude to Rail Terminal in Casper, Wyo.
All permits, funding and customers for the terminal have been
secured and construction began Sept. 20, with completion
scheduled for late spring next year.
The terminal will
connect to Spectra Energy Corp.s Express Pipeline, for
which BNSF will supply unit train and manifest loading of both
heavy and light crude oil. The facility will be able to blend
oils on site and house both fungible and dedicated tank
storage, which can be expanded from its initial capacity of
750,000 barrels to up to 2 million barrels.
producers with the flexibility to transport their crude oil to
the optimal destination market. BNSF is pleased to be a part of
the continued expansion of crude-by-rail," Dave Garin, BNSF
group vice president for industrial products, said in a
The railroad earmarked
$4.3 billion for capital projects this year.