Local, state, national leaders speak at Big Spring Rail ribbon-cutting

HERALD photos/Roger Cline Wegman prepares to cut the ribbon as, from left, Big Spring Mayor Larry McLellan, Darby, State Senator Kel Seliger, Big Spring Rail Systems Inc. President Dave Lee, Big Spring City Councilman Jim DePauw, McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark Director Jim Little, Howard County Judge Kathryn Wiseman, and U.S. Representative Jodey Arrington look on.HERALD photos/Roger Cline Big Spring Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Terry Wegman introduces State Representative Drew Darby at the Big Spring Rail Systems Inc. Expansion Project Phase Four ribbon-cutting Thursday morningHERALD photos/Roger ClineHERALD photos/Roger Cline Arrington takes over the microphone to offer his remarks on Rail Project after being introduced by Wegman.HERALD photos/Roger Cline Arrington takes over the microphone to offer his remarks on Rail Project after being introduced by Wegman.
By: 
Roger Cline
Staff Writer

"Railroad iron is a magician's rod, in its power to evoke the sleeping energies of land and water." โ€“ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Big Spring is tapping into the vital energy of the railroad that Emerson spoke of with the expansion of Big Spring Rail Systems Inc. The most recent expansion โ€“ Phase Four of the expansion project โ€“ invested an additional $2.4 million into rail infrastructure in Big Spring. All told, the project has added approximately six miles of track inside Big Spring's McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark, allowing the park's businesses to service a greatly increased volume of rail cargo.

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