Friday, April 18, 2014

What This Screen Shot Does Not Show

This is kind of noteworthy.

The screen shot below is the route system for Union Pacific Railroad.

Note that big white empty space where all the Bakken oil, all the Montana and Wyoming coal, and all of America's wheat is located. That big white empty space (from northern Minnesota, across both North and South Dakota, all of Montana, and most of Wyoming ... yeah, that space).

That empty white space has a lot of track, also. Just not Union Pacific.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe, owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.


  1. The north-south line there in the east part of Wyoming is used by UP into the largest part of the Powder River Basin coal mines. They have a very large amount of coal hauled from there. The top part of the line, before it turns to the east is a jointly shared line with BNSF.

    1. Thank you.

      By the way, I did not notice until now how much of northern Nebraska is also not serviced by UNP.