Posts Tagged ‘trains’

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

by Associated Press Published: November 15,2011

Tags: hiking, outdoors, rail lines, railroads, railways, recreation, tourism, trains, transportation, travel, visitors

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. […] [...]

Company drops plans to abandon rail line

by MBJ Staff Published: November 10,2011

Tags: abandonment, federal government, rail lines, railroads, railways, trains, transportation

In a surprising reversal, Grenada Railway, LLC says it is dropping plans to abandon 80-plus miles of rail line running from Grenada to Canton, though the company had not formally filed a dismissal request with the National Surface Transportation Board (NTSB). This was according to a Nov. 10 release from The Associated Press. That morning, […] [...]

Board to hold hearing on proposed railroad abandonment

by MBJ Staff Published: November 7,2011

Tags: federal government, rail lines, railroads, railways, trains, transportation, travel

WINONA — The Surface Transportation Board recently granted a request sent by the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) to hold a public hearing concerning the petition of abandonment exemption filed by Grenada Railway, LLC. The Surface Transportation Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed railway abandonment Nov. 16 beginning at 9 a.m.,at the […] [...]

Patriot, CF strike railcar services agreement

by MBJ Staff Published: October 31,2011

Tags: agreement, rail car services, rail cars, rail lines, railroads, railways, trains

COLUMBUS — Patriot Rail Corp, a privately-held short line and regional freight railroad holding company, and CF Rail Services, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sasser Family Holdings Inc., a transportation asset services and investments company, has entered into long-term railcar services agreements at select Patriot-owned railroads. Under the exclusive agreements, CF Rail leased the […] [...]

Transportation Board to hear proposal on closing rail line

by Associated Press Published: October 27,2011

Tags: rail lines, railraods, railways, trains, transportation

GRENADA — The National Surface Transportation Board has agreed to hold a public hearing in Mississippi on a proposal to abandon 83 miles of track from Grenada to Canton. The Mississippi Transportation Commission, the Attorney General’s Office, members of the state’s congressional delegation and local officials had asked the NSTB for a public hearing. In […] [...]

Hood wants hearing on proposed railroad abandonment

by MBJ Staff Published: October 13,2011

Tags: federal government, hearing, rail lines, railroads, state government, trains, transportation, travel

GRENADA — Attorney General Jim Hood has applied to the United States Surface Transportation Board in Washington, D.C., for an oral hearing to be held in Grenada on the petition for abandonment exemption filed by Grenada Railway, LLC. Grenada Railway has given notice of its intention to abandon the southern 81.3 miles of rail line […] [...]

Supervisors looking to form railroad authority to save line

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — DeSoto County supervisors are looking into forming a regional railway authority. The decision comes after the owners of the Grenada rail line asked for federal approval to abandon 83 miles of track from Grenada to Canton. The Commercial Appeal reports local economic development council president Jim Flanagan and County Administrator Michael Garriga […] [...]

Commission wants hearing on abandonment of railroad

by MBJ Staff Published: October 3,2011

Tags: federal government, rail lines, railroads, railways, state government, trains, transportation, travel

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Transportation Commission has applied to the United States Surface Transportation Board in Washington, D.C., for an oral hearing to be held in Mississippi on the petition for abandonment exemption filed by Grenada Railway, LLC. Grenada Railway has given notice of its intention to abandon the southern 81.3 miles of rail […] [...]

Company files papers to scrap 83-mile rail line

by Associated Press Published: September 22,2011

Tags: rail lines, railroads, trains, transportation

GRENADA — The new owners of the Grenada rail line have filed papers with the federal government to abandon the track and sell it for scrap. The line abandonment would permanently stall plans to reopen a local rail line. Local officials want the line kept open as a possible boost for the economy. Grenada Railway, […] [...]

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