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Transportation Board to hear proposal on closing rail line

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 an order dated Oct. 25, ...

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Patriot, CF sign railcar services agreements

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 railcar and locomotive inspection and ...

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Hood wants hearing on proposed railroad abandonment

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 running from Grenada to Canton ...

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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 will look into how to ...

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Commission wants hearing on abandonment of railroad

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 line running from Grenada to ...

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Company files papers to scrap 83-mile rail line

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, LLC, filed with the National ...

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Officials to unveil findings of railroad study

TUPELO — The results of Tupelo’s $2.2-million railroad relocation study will be discussed Thursday at a public meeting. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the study recommends elevating the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad track above the city to alleviate mounting traffic congestion. It t provides no recommendation for raising the $400 million needed for the project. Mayor Jack Reed ...

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