Railroad ties go up in flames in Pueblo County, Colo.

Written by Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief
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Authorities believe 10,000 ties were intentionally set on fire in Pueblo County, Colo.
Pueblo County Sheriff's Office

Two piles of railroad ties were set on fire at a site just north of Pueblo, Colo., on April 11. Police believe the act was intentional.

The two fires were located off mile marker 108 in Pueblo County, just off I-25. The ties, owned by Union Pacific, were in two separate piles by train tracks. Due to Operations and Maintenance agreements with Union Pacific, BNSF responded to the incident and is involved in the investigation.

The Pueblo County Sheriff’s office believes about 10,000 ties burned, and traffic was stopped while crews fought the two blazes.

This news story is still developing, and RT&S will have more information when and if it becomes available.

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Categories: Ballast, Ties, Rail, Class 1, Freight, Rail News, Railroad News, Track Structure
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