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Federal grant and frac sands give West Texas railroad a second life

In the remote areas of West Texas, the passing trains are among the few sounds that dare break the silence. Though the future of Amtrak in rural areas hangs in the balance, one old Texas rail line is getting a … Continue reading

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Rail Line To Link Presidio County With Mexico Takes A Step Forward

A design plan is now under consideration for a reconstructed, state-of-the-art rail bridge that will link Ojinaga, Chihuahua and Presidio, Texas. After numerous delays, construction is now expected to begin next year following the plan’s release at the Presidio County … Continue reading

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What ever happened to Alpine’s Quiet Zone?

Last summer, former City Manager Chuck Harrington claimed in the very near future, Alpine’s train horn would only sound if imminent danger was present. This would establish the railroad town as a quiet zone. In lieu of the horns and … Continue reading

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Soon, Alpine Won’t Hear that Train Whistle Anymore…

The railroad has an important place in west Texas history, and trains are striking part of our visual landscape. But one thing many people are not fond of is the sound of a train honking its horn as it drives … Continue reading

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