Patriot Rail

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 Acquires Delta Southern Railroad (Updated Jan. 9)

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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RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2022 ISSUE: Railway Age’s Women in Rail awards program celebrates strong women who excel at leadership, serving the community and contributing to the industry—above and beyond their day-to-day job responsibilities.

BNSF's Cary Hutchings is honored with the Michael P. Hickey Award from the IAMC. (Photo Courtesy of BNSF via LinkedIn)
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People News: BNSF, Patriot Rail, ARRC, STV

BNSF’s Cary Hutchings is honored with the Michael P. Hickey Award. Also, Patriot Rail names Jennifer Crotty Assistant Vice President Business Development; Alaska Railroad (ARRC) names Brian O’Dowd Director Engineering Services; and

“I am excited to welcome such an experienced and committed group of public servants from diverse backgrounds to leadership roles across the MTA,” MTA Acting Chair and CEO Janno Lieber said during the agency’s reorganization announcement on Oct. 19.
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People News: New York MTA, Patriot Rail

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has reorganized its leadership team. In addition, Patriot Rail has appointed a General Manager for its Lakeshore Railcar & Tanker Services company.

With the acquisition of Patriot’s ports division, Enstructure will expand its operations to 12 terminals along the East Coast and Inland River System.

Patriot to Sell Ports Division

Terminal and logistics firm Enstructure has entered a definitive agreement to acquire the Patriot Port Holdings LLC division of Patriot Rail & Ports; the deal is said to allow Patriot to focus on growing its core rail business.