Posts Tagged ‘railways’

Transportation museum to open in old depot this week

VICKSBURG — Vicksburg’s long-awaited transportation museum will open Friday in the former depot of the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad. Lamar Roberts, the museum director, tells the Vicksburg Post Friday’s “soft opening” is in advance of the scheduled grand opening July 15. Roberts says admission fees will be reduced during the first month since some […] [...]

Railroad company establishes new scholarship at USM Gulf Coast

LONG BEACH and MOSS POINT — In celebration of its 90th anniversary, Mississippi Export Railroad Company has established the Mississippi Export Railroad Gulf Coast Scholarship Endowment with a gift of $50,000 to the University of Southern Mississippi Foundation. “Moss Point, Miss., has been the home of Mississippi Export Railroad for 90 years,” said Greg Luce, […] [...]

Delta city gets grants to renovate historic train station

GREENVILLE — The city of Greenville has received funds to refurbish the historic train depot. The Delta Democrat Times reports a grant of $400,000 came from the Mississippi Department of Transportation and a $135,000 grant came from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Walley Morse, secretary of the Joint Greenville Washington County Historic Preservation […] [...]

Norfolk Southern signs biodiesel agreement for rail yard

MERIDIAN — Dynamic Fuels, LLC and Mansfield Oil Company have signed an agreement to supply renewable diesel to Norfolk Southern Corporation, a transporter of coal and industrial products. Norfolk Southern has primarily been using a Dynamic Fuels renewable diesel at its Meridian rail yard since early January. Dynamic Fuels, a 50/50 venture owned by Tyson […] [...]

Louisville Railcar Repair breaks ground, creating 30 new jobs

LOUISVILLE — Officials from Louisville Railcar Repair, contract manufacturer and repairer of rail cars, broke ground yesterday on its new facility at the site of the transload rail facility in Louisville. The project, which will consist of repair, paint and welding facilities, represents a company investment of $1.3 million and will create 30 new jobs. […] [...]

Lawyers appeal fraud verdict in asbestos lawsuit

HOUSTON, Texas — Two Mississippi plaintiffs lawyers, including a former state lawmaker, have appealed a verdict that they committed fraud during an asbestos lawsuit they filed in 2001. A federal jury in Mississippi decided in 2010 that the lawyers should pay Illinois Central Railroad Company $420,000 in damages. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals […] [...]

CF Rail Services buys another railcar repair facility

CF Rail Services has assumed the operations of the railcar repair facility located at in Longview, Wash. As part of its partnership with Patriot Rail Corp., which began with CF Rail Services operating three Patriot-owned facilities in September of 2011, CF Rail Services will assume this current railcar repair operation as well as assuming most […] [...]

Patriot donates 21-mile MSV Railroad to counties

CALHOUN COUNTY and YALOBUSHA COUNTY — Patriot Rail Corp. has donated its 21-mile Mississippi & Skuna Valley Railroad (MSV) to Calhoun and Yalobusha counties. The donation sets the stage for the counties to pursue creation of the Skuna Valley Trail for public recreational use. The Calhoun County Board of Supervisors accepted the property donation in […] [...]

Delta city gets funds to renovate historic depot

GREENVILLE — A $108,000 grant from the state Department of Archives and History will help with renovations of the old Greenville Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad depot in Greenville. Officials tell the Delta Democrat Times the depot needs mostly cosmetic repairs and a new heating and air conditioning system and a new roof. Walley Morse, […] [...]

Old rail line may get new life as recreational trail

PITTSBORO — An abandoned rail line in Calhoun and Yalobusha counties may become the home for a recreational trail. WTVA-TV reports Calhoun County supervisors approved a resolution Monday to create the Mississippi and Skuna Valley Rails to Trails Recreational District. The county must sign a pact with Yalobusha County to make the project a reality. […] [...]

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