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April 12, 2011 > Letter to the editor: Union Pacific land purchase

Letter to the editor: Union Pacific land purchase

I totally disagree with Ethan Hartsell's letter in your March 29th issue. Union Pacific already has a rail yard on its East Bay line. It's in Milpitas at Calaveras Blvd., less than ten miles from where they want their new one. Since the closing of NUMMI it's largely unused. It seems to me that the only reason UP wants to put a new yard in Fremont is so they can close the one in Milpitas and sell that property which will garner vastly more than they will have to spend.

Bruce Onken

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