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6/23/06-Longview

Railroad Makes Offer In Gladewater Train Proposal

The Railroad Crossing is located in Downtown Gladewater on Ferry Street. The Railroad Crossing is located in Downtown Gladewater on Ferry Street.

   Railroad officials hope they've made an offer to the city of Gladewater that they can't refuse. A few weeks ago, Union Pacific announced it was going to increase its train speeds to 70 miles per hour through the Gladewater city limits.   To make the faster runs safer, the railroad company has offered the city $150-thousand to shut down the Ferry Street crossing near Highway 80.  

     The city council will take up the offer at its next meeting, set for July 20th.

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