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June 3, 1989 | From United Press International
Rio Grande Industries confirmed Friday that it is trying to buy 500 miles of railroad between Kansas City and Chicago from Soo Line Corp of Minneapolis. The track would give Rio Grande, parent of the Southern Pacific and Denver & Rio Grande Western railroads, its first direct link to Chicago from the West Coast. Currently, the railroad must hand off goods to other lines, including Soo, in Kansas City. Rio Grande said it is optimistic it will be able to reach an agreement with Soo for the Kansas City-Chicago line, which passes through Missouri, Iowa and northern Illinois.
BUSINESS
June 3, 1989 | From United Press International
Rio Grande Industries confirmed Friday that it is trying to buy 500 miles of railroad between Kansas City and Chicago from Soo Line Corp of Minneapolis. The track would give Rio Grande, parent of the Southern Pacific and Denver & Rio Grande Western railroads, its first direct link to Chicago from the West Coast. Currently, the railroad must hand off goods to other lines, including Soo, in Kansas City. Rio Grande said it is optimistic it will be able to reach an agreement with Soo for the Kansas City-Chicago line, which passes through Missouri, Iowa and northern Illinois.
BUSINESS
June 2, 1989 | From Times wire service s
Rio Grande Industries said today that it is trying to buy 500 miles of railroad between Kansas City and Chicago from Soo Line Corp. of Minneapolis. The track would give Rio Grande, parent of the Southern Pacific and Denver & Rio Grande Western railroads, its first direct link to Chicago from the West Coast. The railroad now must transfer goods to other lines, including Soo, in Kansas City. Rio Grande said it is optimistic that it will be able to reach an agreement with Soo for the Kansas City-Chicago line, which passes through Missouri, Iowa and northern Illinois.
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August 30, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Rail Employees Ordered Back to Work: The White House ordered striking Soo Line Corp. railroad workers to return to their jobs, temporarily easing an unusual fratricidal battle between two rail labor unions that threatened to spread into a national strike. The impact of the seven-week walkout against Minneapolis-based Soo, which operates 5,033 miles of railroad radiating from Chicago to nine Midwestern states, had been limited to the upper Midwest. But the situation began unraveling Aug.
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