To give readers a sense of what is happening for the construction of the Glacier Rail Park, I thought I would show a few maps of the properties (Satellite imagery by Google Maps):
First, let's look at the lay of the land:
The area highlighted in red/pink is the old gravel facility, which will become the new Glacier Rail Park. The yellow represents track that will be maintained whereas the blue lines represent track that is existing, but will be removed as downtown gets a much-needed renovation.
Next, let's see the proposed land for the Rail Park:
Lastly, let's look at a quick sketch of what the buildings/track might look like:
As you can see, this facility is small, but might just serve the city of Kalispell quite well going into the future. This lot will have to handle at least 1000 car loads per year if CHS and about 4-5 other businesses take up residence inside the park, not to mention the cars on the team track.
That's all for now!