Short line prepares to make over 80-mile route

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CHICAGO — Iowa Pacific Holdings will begin an $8.4 million makeover of its Texas-New Mexico Railroad, repairing track for the first time since the 1980s, the Hobbs News-Sun [N.M.] has reported. The former Texas Pacific route connects Monahan, Texas, with Lovington, N.M., a distance of 80 miles.

Texas-New Mexico is funding the work with a Federal Railroad Administration Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing loan. Work will include replacement of 600-800 ties per mile, a major overhaul.

"This upgrade will ensure than we can continue to provide economical and environmentally friendly rail transportation to the communities and rail shippers of eastern New Mexico and West Texas for many years to come," said Ed Ellis, the president of Iowa Pacific Holdings.

Read more about Iowa Pacific Holdings on TrainsMag.com.
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