Friday, August 21, 2009

Patriot short line wins switching agreement

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Patriot Rail Corp. and the City of Temple, Tex., announced that Patriot’s new subsidiary, Temple & Central Texas Railway ,has been awarded an exclusive long-term license agreement to provide rail switching and related services to customers at Central Pointe Rail Park. 

The 3,000-acre industrial park is owned by the City of Temple, and has more than 50 tenants. The facility has approximately 10 miles of rail line currently serving four customers. Temple & Central will interchange traffic with BNSF and expects to move more than 6,000 carloads in its first year of operation.