Room for two freight rail tracks

There’s only one working freight rail track through the recently purchased Union Pacific property, but there is room for another. In fact there’s room for a new line of track through much of Fremont as shown in the photo below.

When the city depressed Paseo Padre Parkway underneath the rail bridge, it and UP agreed to a deal. The city would build a single track bridge over Paseo Padre, but it would also put the infrastructure in place for a second track, which UP can build if it chooses.

This photo was sent to me by a reader:


Matt Artz