Patriot Rail Acquires Delta Southern Railroad (Updated Jan. 9)

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor
Patriot Rail’s acquisition of Delta Southern Railroad (map above) will support its growth strategy, increasing the company’s short line operations to 32 railroads.

Patriot Rail’s acquisition of Delta Southern Railroad (map above) will support its growth strategy, increasing the company’s short line operations to 32 railroads.

Jacksonville, Fla.-based Patriot Rail Company LLC in September reported that it would expand its small-railroad portfolio with the acquisition of Delta Southern Railroad (DSRR), which operates two line segments in Louisiana. Financial terms were not disclosed. The Surface Transportation Board (STB) in December reported the transaction could be consummated on or after Jan. 6, 2023. It was completed Jan. 9.

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