Posts Tagged ‘railroad’

Shortline railroad celebrating 90th anniversary this year

by Associated Press Published: September 19,2012

Tags: anniversary, distribution, export, exporter, exporting, goods, railroad, railway, track, train, transportation

MOSS POINT — One of Mississippi’s oldest businesses is celebrating its 90-year anniversary this year. The Mississippi Export Railroad Co., headquartered in Moss Point, was launched in 1922, when the late Gregory Luce purchased and revamped the previously failed business. The railroad dates back to 1894 when it was first built as The Moss Point […] [...]

City of New Orleans to return to state following Isaac

by Associated Press Published: September 10,2012

Tags: hurricane, rail service, railroad, railway, storm, tourism, tourist, train, transportation, travel, tropical, vacation, visitor, Weather

NEW ORLEANS — Amtrak says the City of New Orleans passenger train will pull into its namesake city today — the first time since Aug. 27, when service was suspended because of Hurricane Isaac. It reports daily service from Chicago started and ended in Memphis through yesterday. Trains will start and end in New Orleans […] [...]

Amtrak service on Coast to remain suspended

by Associated Press Published: September 5,2012

Tags: disaster, hurricane, railroad, railway, storm, train, transportation, travel, tropical weather

GULF COAST — Most Amtrak service to and from New Orleans has been restored following Hurricane Isaac, but the City of New Orleans’ service in Mississippi and Louisiana, remains suspended through Friday. The City of New Orleans, a daily service between Chicago and New Orleans, will continue to terminate and originate in Memphis, rather than […] [...]

Officials to discuss restoring passenger train service

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Mayors and other officials from Florida to Louisiana will be in Alabama this week for a conference to discuss restoring passenger train service in the region. The service from Jacksonville, Fla., to New Orleans was at one time part of Amtrak’s Sunset Limited line from Los Angeles to Jacksonville. It was […] [...]

Service Specialist wins museum contract from Corps

VICKSBURG and RIDGELAND — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, has awarded a contract to Service Specialist of Ridgeland for the operation and maintenance of the Lower Mississippi River Museum and Riverfront Interpretive Site (LMRM). The amount of the yearly contract is $305,000 and will provide staff, interpretive services, general maintenance and landscaping […] [...]

Former RR depot gets new life as transportation museum

VICKSBURG — The city of Vicksburg is celebrating the opening of the Old Depot Museum. It’s housed in the former Yazoo and Mississippi River Valley Railroad Depot. The grand opening was held yesterday. The museum in downtown Vicksburg features a huge collection of ship models and riverboat models. “We have an exhibit of tow boats […] [...]

With train depot dry, city officials plan for future

VICKSBURG — When the Mississippi River climbed to historic heights nearly three months ago, it dumped four feet of water into the former railroad depot that became the icon of the city’s tragedy as the story was told across the nation. Now, with the depot once again high and dry, city officials are hoping work […] [...]

Train comes into the station

by Clay Chandler Published: June 12,2011

Tags: Elevance Renewable Sciences, Natchez, railroad

Elevance Renewable Sciences did not take the train to Natchez, but the short line railroad from Brookhaven had a lot do with the renewable chemicals company choosing Southwest Mississippi. Gov. Haley Barbour announced last Tuesday that Illinois-based Elevance had purchased the old Delta BioFuels facility at the Port of Natchez, and would retrofit and expand […] [...]

Group working to reestablish railroad service

by Wally Northway Published: July 29,2010

Tags: railroad, railways, transportation, travel

WAYNESBORO — The Rail Authority of East Mississippi (RAEM) has worked diligently to lay the groundwork for re-establishing rail service in Southeast Mississippi. In addition to developing an implementation plan and pursuing grants to assist with funding the project, RAEM has just completed the initial phase of a market study. It is the first step […] [...]

Historic depot given to Commission

by Associated Press Published: January 18,2010

Tags: historic preservation, railroad

GREENVILLE — The Illinois-Central Railroad depot has been donated to the Washington County/Greenville Joint Historic Preservation Commission. The depot is currently owned by the Genesee and Wyoming Inc., which operates short line and regional freight railroads in the United States, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands. Walley Morse, secretary of the Preservation Commission, says the depot […] [...]

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