Working on the railroad

More than 60 pieces of Union Pacific railroad machinery used to replace rail paraded eastward out of Jefferson City on Monday after replacing a section of the millbottom railyard over the weekend.

More than 60 pieces of Union Pacific railroad machinery used to replace rail paraded eastward out of Jefferson City on Monday after replacing a section of the millbottom railyard over the weekend. Photo by Julie Smith.

More than 60 pieces of Union Pacific railroad machinery used to replace rail paraded eastward out of Jefferson City on Monday after replacing a section of the millbottom railyard over the weekend.

The crews were going to Bonnots Mill where they will be working for the next week or so. Union Pacific Railroad is investing $38.2 million in the rail line that runs between Labadie and Jefferson City. The project, scheduled to be completed by the end of July, includes replacing nearly 66 miles of rail and renewing the surfaces at 55 road crossings. In addition, crews will be replacing 14 switches.

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