U.P. replacing 9.1 miles of rail in Hollister area

The line starts near the San Benito Foods tomato cannery, a regular user of the line. Here is the look of the rail line Friday.

Union Pacific is installing 9.1 miles of new rail in the Hollister area and resurfacing 12 crossings, according to a spokesman with the company.
The $3.2 million in rail work is from Hollister in the McCray Street area to the Santa Clara County line, according to U.P. spokesman Mark Davis. The work started Jan. 5 and has an expected completion in mid-February.
According to the statement provided Friday by Davis:
“The work is being done as part of our annual maintenance work we do across our network. With the rail upgrade, we will be in a better position to handle heavier rail cars if the customers on the line decide to use them.”
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