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Centerpoint properties in Elwood IL is home to the largest inland port in the nation, they had 1.2 million container moves last year, i had my own truck at the time and hauled soooo much stone in there, and got to watch the rails being laid, never saw anything like it, they had cement ties all laid out and had a machine drag off rails off these special cars, they were so long and just fit right on the ties as they went, and all the switches were premade also. Just a little bit of info, BNSF/ UP has rails that go directly to California, they are going to put 2 more mainlines in, they are going to build 2 more container yards up to 3100 acres of land. Right now 300-500 trucks come out of Elwood a day, if your ever in the neihborhood you ought to see this yard, it is truly amazing, there are no people around, everything is done by scanners, and they tell you where to go over speakers. 

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