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BNSF Railroad expanding in Sweetwater

SWEETWATER, Texas - Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad is expanding their Sweetwater operation, building a new railway logistics center.

Railroad officials say the company is transforming its rail yard into it is calling a world-class home for energy industry shippers.

According to BNSF officials, the rail center will be a strategic location for shipping drilling materials into the Permian Basin and the Cline Shale area.

It's a $28-million investment by the railroad that should be ready by mid-2014.

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