Tag Archives: Union Pacific

Railroad yard cleanup dead in its tracks

Union Pacific derailed its 2017 railroad yard cleanup plan months after the years-in-the-making project was approved, citing a new federal study which revises toxicity parameters for one of the main contaminants at the site. Union Pacific has requested a re-evaluation that an Oregon Department of Environmental Quality specialist said might result in either a much […]
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Mosier okays UP railroad settlement

A group of Mosier officials voted Monday to accept the terms of the latest $2.4 million offer from Union Pacific Railroad, subject to further negotiations on the scope of the release provided to the railroad in return for their payment and in-kind donations. Source: Mosier okays UP railroad settlement | Hood River News

Editorial: Railroads essential to commerce

It was hardly surprising that the politically-driven Columbia Gorge Commission decided last week to reject Union Pacific’s proposal to build an extended railroad siding at Mosier. UP attorneys rightfully questioned why their project was being seen in an almost totally different light by commission officials in 2017. Source: Editorial: Railroads essential to commerce | The […]
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Mosier train siding project denied again

Gorge Commission rejects Union Pacific project. It appears the legal dance over Union Pacific Railroad’s proposed siding project will continue. On Tuesday, the Columbia River Gorge Commission (CRGC) rejected UP’s appeal, thereby denying the railroad’s bid to build an extended railroad siding at Mosier. Source: Mosier train siding project denied again | Hood River News

Union Pacific replacing 10,000 railroad ties in Hermiston

  Union Pacific is in the process of replacing roughly 10,000 railroad ties in Hermiston as part of a $77.1 million investment in rail infrastructure across Oregon. Spokesman Justin Jacobs said the project began April 24 and should finish by mid-May. The goal, Jacobs said, is to give the tracks in Hermiston a face lift […]
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Rail yard cleanup may start mid-year

After more than a decade of reviews and consideration, a cleanup of the old Union Pacific rail yard north of A Street in Ashland is expected to start at mid-year. The project is expected to take a year and will cost more than $1 million to excavate about 20 acres of contaminated land. Engineers and […]
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3 groups want to stop Union Pacific from expansion near oil train derailment in gorge

Three groups are seeking to oppose Union Pacific Railroad’s lawsuit involving a proposed rail expansion along the Columbia River Gorge where a crude oil train derailed last June. Source: 3 groups want to stop Union Pacific from expansion near oil train derailment in gorge | KGW.com

Railroad sues to force approval of track expansion along gorge

Union Pacific on Tuesday asked a federal judge to reject local rules that threaten to derail its plans to add a second main track along the Columbia River Gorge where a crude oil train derailed last June. The railroad filed the lawsuit in federal court in Portland against Wasco County and the Columbia River Gorge […]
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Rail cars proposed to haul away toxic Ashland soil

Union Pacific plans to use rail cars, not dump trucks, to haul away 18,700 cubic yards of contaminated soil as part of its long-awaited cleanup of its old railroad yard in Ashland. The railroad announced its shift in how it plans to remove the contaminated soil Tuesday as part of its new proposal to clean […]
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