The Glasgow Courier - Serving Proudly As The Voice Of Valley County Since 1913

By John Lacey
My Opinion 

Plans For Adding Rail Line Here Are Off Track


It is reported that the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) is planning to lay another line of tracks through Valley County to enhance their oil transportation capabilities. In my opinion, there is a better option than having another set of tracks.

I recognize that the BNSF plays a major role in Valley County transporting grain, oil and freight. Most of us tolerate the noise and smell of the trains and accept the resulting disruption of agricultural operations, impact on local flooding, fragmentation of wildlife habitat, etc. However, the number of reports (complaints) regarding BN...

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