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Burlington Derailed — The Continuing Story
Why this site?
It all started when the city of Burlington, Iowa failed to maintain a relationship with The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway so that a reuse for the railroad's locomotive maintenance shops could be developed. The West Burlington Shops are located within the city of Burlington.
An icon of American railroad history, the Shops helped build the great railroad and has provided employment for over 150 years.
More than 450 pinkslipped employees later, the West Burlington Shops sit near empty, the remaining 44 jobs will be transferred or abolished. More on this story soon.