BNSF Helps Revitalize Rail Yard to Support Growth in Permian Basin

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BNSF Railway earlier this month celebrated the opening of a new $45 million logistic center in Sweetwater, Texas.

The logistic center, capable of supporting rail, truck and transload services, will accommodate several industries, including agricultural commodities, sand, pipe and aggregate. The BNSF Logistics Center at Sweetwater is located in the northwest side of the city.

BNSF invested $28 million to replace existing track and add 40,000 feet of new railroad track at the site. Tenant industries contributed $17 million to the project, which will create 15 permanent jobs in Sweetwater.

The 75-acre site can serve five unique industrial operations, each with its own unique rail access. Rail capabilities include a 100-car unit train sand terminal, a 110-car unit train Ag (wheat and cotton seed) terminal, a 90-car unit train aggregate terminal, a 30-car dimensional transload site, an expandable BNSF switch yard and a 5,000-foot track expansion by adjacent industry Sweetwater Switching Co. for transload.

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