Colorado Midland & Pacific Railway Co.

STB Rejects Tennessee Pass Revival

Colorado, Midland & Pacific Railway Co. (CMPR), a wholly owned subsidiary of Rio Grande Pacific Corp. (Rio Grande), will not be able to go forward with the Tennessee Pass Line revival as filed, according to a March 25 decision by the Surface Transportation Board (STB), but the decision leaves open the possibility of re-filing.

Tennessee Pass Revival: It’s Complicated

Colorado, Midland & Pacific Railway Co. (CMP), a wholly owned subsidiary of Rio Grande Pacific Corp. (RGPC), has entered into an agreement to lease the majority (163.1 miles) of the Tennessee Pass rail line between Parkdale and Sage, Colo., from Union Pacific. The short line has also submitted a filing to the Surface Transportation Board for common-carrier authority to operate the line.