Rail merger could derail development, safety

Train cars lay in ruins in front of LeClaire’s Buffalo Bill Museum following a January 2020 derailment. Eastern Iowa cities are worried about the potential for more such accidents if rail travel through the region triples. CREDIT VISIT LECLAIRE

Iowa Quad Cities riverfront communities detailed for federal regulators the expected economic development derailments and untracked business impact created by increased traffic from a proposed railroad merger. The potential merger of the Canadian Pacific (CP) with rival Kansas City Southern (KCS) could lead to a daily tripling of train traffic on CP’s line from Sabula, […]

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