Deal reached on start of operation for NM railhead

Posted at: 12/22/2013 10:56 AM
By: Mike Anderson, KOB Eyewitness News 4

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - The Navajo Nation and Burlington Northern Santa Fe have agreed to have the Thoreau Industrial Park Railhead operational by June 2015.
The Farmington Daily Times reports that the railhead could link a proposed freight railroad that would likely end in Farmington to the transcontinental rail that spans most of the country.
Four Corners Economic Development CEO Ray Hagerman says the railhead could also drive the construction of that freight line.
Peter Deswood, a senior economic specialist for the Navajo Nation, says the Thoreau railhead would split from the transcontinental rail in Thoreau and sit on about 300 acres of Navajo Nation-owned land less than a mile east of the intersection of New Mexico Highway 371 and Interstate 40.
Information from: The Daily Times,

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