Monday, August 17, 2009

Arizona Railroad Group sports new moniker: ARG Trans

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Arizona Railroad Group has changed its name to ARG Trans, the company said in a statement, in order to better reflect the company’s long-term goals.

Benson, Ariz.-based ARG Trans is the parent company of short line San Pedro& Southwestern Railroad, which it has owned since 2003. SPSR connects with Union Pacific’s Chicago-Los Angeles main line at Benson and extends seven miles to Curtiss, Ariz. SPSR also provides switching service for UP customers at Willcox, Ariz.

“Our goal is to broaden our services beyondArizona and expand logistical options for customers, such as transloading freight between rail cars and trucks,” said ARG Trans President Scott Parkinson. “Bottom line, we want to increase our rail and related transportation activities with other communities and businesses--particularly in the West.”