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Railroad raising underway in Devils Lake area

Published 06/20/2012, Grand Forks Herald

Construction crews are installing new ties and laying new rails along a 15-mile stretch of flood-threatened railroad tracks in the Devils Lake Basin. Work began earlier this month on the $100 million project on BNSF Railway tracks along the route of Amtrak’s Empire Builder passenger trains. The project calls for raising the tracks an average of 5 feet this year, to an elevation of 1,461 feet above sea level, according to Amy McBeth, a BNSF spokeswoman.

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