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Progressive Rail Moving Railcars Jan. 22

The company has agreed to provide Lakeville with advance notification of rail car movements.

(file photo)
(file photo)
Progressive Rail has notified the city of railcar movements occurring Wednesday, Jan. 22. 

The company is moving railcars "parked between 188th Street and County Road 70," according to the notice. Crossings at and between the locations will be affected most likely in the morning hours before noon, said Progressive Rail.

The city of Lakeville posts notifications of railcar movements on its website. Residents can also signup for email notification

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Lakeville resident January 21, 2014 at 04:05 PM
Hopefully they're moving the railcars out for good. Last time I checked, Lakeville neighborhoods are not classified as "rail yard".
Andrea Parrott (Editor) January 21, 2014 at 06:36 PM
My understanding is that this notification is due to the crossings that will be blocked as they move railcars around. It's not a permanent removal.
Lakeville resident January 22, 2014 at 10:59 AM
Thanks Andrea. Yes, it is just wishful thinking on our part that the railcars would move out for good. The residential railcar storage business is no longer due to a poor economy, but rather part of Progressive Rail's new business model.

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