This article has been reprinted from the Feb. 8 USDA Grain Transportation Report.
The Union Pacific’s (UP) new Brazos facility, which is currently under construction in Robertson County, TX, will be a classification yard able to switch up to 1,300 rail cars per day.
Once completed, it will be one of the highest capacity yards on UP’s network.
In announcing the facility, UP noted the facility is poised to address customer demand and economic growth across the region and said the location is strategic for sending and receiving shipments across its network, including cross border movements.
UP said the $550 million rail yard is the largest capital investment in a single facility at any point during its history and will feature the latest operating
efficiency, technology, and innovation.