BNSF Extension to Sandwich

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Re: BNSF Extension to Sandwich

Post by Anthony » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:05 pm

Looks like the project has some funding now. Proposed stops are in Montgomery, Oswego, Yorkville, Plano, and Sandwich. ... story.html

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Re: BNSF Extension to Sandwich

Post by Engineer Spike » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:08 pm

That’s good to hear. I still wonder how they’ll work the logistics of the Hill Yard/ATC being stun ended? I still feel that the sprawl will keep moving further west. It wouldn’t surprise me if the UP-W eventually goes to De Kalb, or even Rochelle. With the student population at NIU. I can see the BN to Mendota.

A few posts back someone posted that Sandwich is a blue collar town tied to local factories like Plano, and the former Cat plant in Montgomery. Back 20 years ago when I was in BNSF Suburban Services, the talk was about inter suburb commutes. There was talk about adding service along the J. This could connect people in the south suburbs to jobs in the north..... The whole game is changing.

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