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WSDOT refurbishes PCC railroad lines


August 5, 2021

Palouse/Coulee City Rail Project

COLFAX — The Palouse River Coulee City Railroad (PCC) refurnishing work is nearly completed on three branches of the rail system.

The Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) purchased approximately 300 miles of track operating within Grant, Lincoln, Spokane, and Whitman counties in 2007. The PCC is the longest short-line freight rail system in Washington.

"Maintaining these rail lines helps farmers get goods to larger rail lines and on to regional and international markets," stated a WSDOT spokesperson.

The state is replacing ties, placing ballast, surfacing, ditching, and rehabil...

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