Union Pacific progressing southward with rail tie replacement

     An ongoing Union Pacific railroad project has reached its halfway point near Chapin.

     The company has been working on a massive rail tie replacement job on their rail line from Mason City to Iowa Falls. The project began on Aug. 6 and officials hope to wrap-up around mid-September. According to a statement from Union Pacific, workers will replace 50,500 railroad ties, install 18,000 tons of rock ballast and resurface 73 road crossings.

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