Hearing provides few insights over proposed rail abandonment

Job loss estimates reach 500

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Published: October 23,2011

A joint hearing of the House and Senate Transportation committees last week provided a few answers from the company that has filed to abandon a stretch of railroad from Grenada to Canton.

But it did nothing to assuage some of the concern from officials of affected communities.

Grenada Railway filed in late September with the federal Surface Transportation Board a request to abandon the 80-mile line it purchased from CN in 2009. Since then, waves of protests have followed, led by…

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