By Cameron Rasmusson
Don’t be surprised to see a few more cargo trains stacked up for the next few weeks.
While some residents have been alarmed by the increase in stalled trains in the last several weeks, BNSF Railway spokesperson Gus Malonas said it’s a consequence of increased railway repairs and upgrades. The company has set records in its infrastructure upgrading program over the past few years, Melonas said.
Inspection crews have recently been taking advantage of favorable weather to complete upgrades. This was especially noticeable last Thursday, when inspection crews found a crack in the rail bridge across Lake Pend Oreille. Repairs the required trains to be stacked until early the next morning.
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