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Railroad’s conditions limit service for Nyssa facility

In a letter sent to Greg Smith, Malheur County economic development director, Union Pacific HAS pledged to provide service for a proposed rail reload center north of Nyssa (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

NYSSA – Union Pacific Railroad says it will ship onions from a proposed rail reload center in the county but won’t deliver express shipping, can’t provide rail cars and may not be able to ship commodities during peak times.

The railroad pledged its service to the proposed facility in a letter last week to Greg Smith, Malheur County economic development director.

The reload facility is the cornerstone of a local economic development blueprint to inject jobs into the county and bolster the $80 million onion industry.

The state pledged $26 million to build the facility and the county created a public company . . .