Friday, April 4, 2014

Improving the Columbia River Gorge

BNSF Railroad is upgrading its rail lines across the nation including the Columbia River Gorge rail segment. Last year $125 million was spent by the railroad along the Columbia River segment, and this year they are expected to exceed that amount. Read more about these improvements below.
The work between Vancouver and Wishram, 90 miles to the east, will include a replacement of the 106-year-old Washougal River bridge east of Camas. That work begins this year and will be mostly finished by the end of next year, Melonas said
"The backbone of an efficient and safe rail operation is a strong track structure," he said.
The railroad says it intends to hire 100 workers in Vancouver for jobs including track maintenance, signal and mechanical operations workers, and conductor trainees. Melonas said. The Vancouver terminal currently has about 750 employees, he said.
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