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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 December 2011, establishing the Mississippi ...

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Port gets grant for two improvement projects

BURNSVILLE — The Yellow Creek Port Authority has received a pair of state grants for a pair of improvement projects at the Northeast Mississippi Waterway Industrial Park. Officials tell the Daily Corinthian the rail spur project is the first step in connecting the nearby Norfolk Southern line with the barge terminal. The first phase is expected to be completed prior ...

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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, with the Greenville/Washington County Historic ...

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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. Patriot Rail owns the abandoned ...

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Company drops plans to abandon rail line

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, Mike Tagert, Northern District Transportation ...

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Board to hold hearing on proposed railroad abandonment

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 Montgomery County Courthouse, 614 Summit ...

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Patriot, CF strike railcar services agreement

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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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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