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Referred in Senate (10/02/2008)

[Congressional Bills 110th Congress]
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[H. Con. Res. 408 Referred in Senate (RFS)]

  2d Session
H. CON. RES. 408



           September 22 (legislative day, September 17), 2008


            October 2 (legislative day, September 17), 2008

   Referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation


                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

       Recognizing North Platte, Nebraska, as ``Rail Town USA''.

Whereas the community of North Platte, Nebraska, in western Nebraska is located 
        at the convergence of the North and South Platte Rivers and possesses a 
        rich and vibrant history;
Whereas the railroad has played a significant role in the history of the 
Whereas, on January 2, 1867, main line operations officially commenced in North 
        Platte, Nebraska;
Whereas trains were vital during our country's war efforts, transporting troops, 
        equipment, and supplies across the country;
Whereas during World War II hundreds of citizens from North Platte, Nebraska, 
        assembled at the local depot to greet troops passing through town by 
        train and provide soldiers with food, coffee, and gifts;
Whereas for 54 months between 1941 and 1946, millions of troops found a small 
        bit of comfort when their trains stopped in North Platte, Nebraska;
Whereas at the war's peak 3,000 to 5,000 personnel were greeted daily, with 
        North Platte, Nebraska, sometimes hosting up to 20 trains a day;
Whereas Bailey Yard in North Platte, Nebraska, is the largest railroad 
        classification yard in the world;
Whereas Bailey Yard covers 2,850 acres, reaching a total length of 8 miles, and 
        contains 315 miles of track;
Whereas every 24 hours, Bailey Yard handles 10,000 railroad cars; and
Whereas Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte, Nebraska, offers railroad-
        specific courses in order to enhance student preparation for possible 
        employment in the railroad discipline: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That Congress recognizes North Platte, Nebraska, as ``Rail Town USA''.

            Passed the House of Representatives September 18, 2008.


                                            LORRAINE C. MILLER,


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