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ABERDEEN TRAIN YARD

February 24, 2011

Railroad representatives have approached the Cities of Aberdeen, Hoquiam and the Port of Grays Harbor with a possible solution to the rail traffic that has become an in issue in East Aberdeen.  Mayor Bill Simpson says the preliminary idea is for the sorting yard to be moved from its location at the foot of Broadway in Aberdeen, downriver to the Anderson Middleton site and an area owned by the Port.  Simpson says by moving the yard further to the west, trains will have more room to be connected together, lessening the traffic snarls in the Gateway Mall area caused by the trains stopping for more cars to be attached.  The early estimates place the cost for the project at $13-million.

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