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Ex-Railroad Town, Sparks Braces for Tesla

Discussion in 'News' started by Patrick W, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. Patrick W

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    Sparks - perhaps the world's most perfect name for a battery factory town
     
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    There is a saying in Reno that it is so close to hell that you can see Sparks.
     
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    Ex Railroad town? IIRC Sparks NV is home to a very large Union Pacific yard and facility. In fact, when Tesla picked that location for their GigaFactory it made perfect sense to me because of this. Lows of raw materials to deliver and large battery packs to ship out. :)
     
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    Yes, and likely the town was created because of the railroad. As it is on the western side of the Golden Spike location in Utah it probably was developed to house workers for the Central Pacific.
     

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