BNSF back in action on Calif. line following light-rail work

Written by RT&S Staff
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BNSF Railway

After a year’s absence, freight trains are back on the track in the Los Angeles County region.

The freight tracks had to be relocated so workers could build a 9.1-mile line connecting Glendora to Pomona for the LA Metro L Line. The only way the light-rail track could be constructed in the narrow right-of-way was to pull the freight track.

On Feb. 3, a BNSF train was back in action on recently constructed heavy-rail tracks, and will run through Irwindale, Azusa, Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, and Pomona. BNSF plans on running one train a day on the line, and on Feb. 3 the freight consisted of food for Q&B Foods Inc., which makes Japanese mayo, sauces, and marinades.

New crossing gates also have been installed.

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