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Published May 24, 2012, 06:16 AM

ND state mill plans railroad improvements

Mill manager Vance Taylor says the mill is replacing about 600 feet of track and installing about 450 feet of new track. The project will cost about $550,000.

By: Associated Press,

BISMARCK — North Dakota's state Mill and Elevator is planning some improvements to its railroad facilities.

The mill ships bulk carloads of flour to customers. Mill manager Vance Taylor says the mill is replacing about 600 feet of track and installing about 450 feet of new track. The project will cost about $550,000.

Taylor says some of the track that's being replaced is more than a century old. He says the work is necessary to prevent derailments.

The added track will allow the state-owned Grand Forks mill to store eight additional rail cars.

Taylor says it will save on car storage charges and improve the loading and cleaning of rail cars that are used to ship flour.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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