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Train comes into the station

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 the 800,000-square-foot building, turning it ...

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Group working to reestablish railroad service

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 to determine the feasibility of ...

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Historic depot given to Commission

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 will become the headquarters for ...

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Burlington Northern Santa Fe to expand

Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) will complete a $200 million intermodal expansion later this year, and it is expected to have a positive economic impact on the Memphis-area industrial market.  The expanded operations, which include additional railroad tracks and electric cranes for stacking containers, could begin as early as October 1. The expansion could impact the industrial market by helping ...

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Railroad improvement a welcomed site

Traffic congestion has long been a problem for Jackson While heavy traffic volume is attractive to businesses looking at prospective sites to set up shop, traffic congestion can be a deal-killer. One of the issues developers in downtown Jackson have faced is gridlock caused by rail traffic on the Kansas City Southern (KCS) line that crosses State Street on the ...

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