Railroad spending $125 million on Okla. projects

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Railroad operator BNSF Railways Co. plans to spend $125 million to expand and improve their system in Oklahoma.

The Tulsa World reports that the projects include a new bypass connection at the Cherokee Yard in West Tulsa and extending a siding area on their tracks near Mannford.

The company is also planning projects on its track between Sequoyah and DeGroat, a new siding area near Camp and a track connection at Avard for the line that connects Tulsa to the company's Transcon Route to Chicago.

There are also plans to replace a railway bridge near Ponca City.

BNSF, formerly known as Burlington Northern Santa Fe, has 1,236 employees in Oklahoma with railyards in Enid, Madill, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The company owns 1,037 miles of track in the state.

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