Colorado got taken in dealings with UP

Letter by Hugh K. Wilson

Transportation – January 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine

Colorado got taken in dealing with UP


Contrary to the article by John C. Dill, the state’s Director of Economic Development, in the Nov. 30 Denver Post, Colorado got almost nothing in terms of concessions from the Union Pacific from its merger with the Southern Pacific. In fact, Colorado is the only state that will lose a substantial portion of its rail lines to abandonment as a result of the UP-SP combination.

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