The R.J. Corman Railroad Company/Memphis Line (RJCM) and Lake State Railway (LSRC) accepted Railway Age’s 2021 Short Line & Regional Railroads of the Year Awards at the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) Annual Conference & Exhibition in Phoenix, Ariz., on Nov. 18; the Belpre Industrial Parkersburg Railroad (BIPR) and Grenada Railroad (GRYR) received Short Line Honorable Mentions.
R.J. Corman Railroad Company is rebranding its transloading business as “Transload Connect,” and has signed on RSI Logistics to market the service and serve as a third-party operator at select locations.
R.J. Corman Railroad Co. has elevated Shannon Drown to Assistant Vice President of Commercial Development, Railroads. In addition, KiSeok Jeon has joined STV as Vice President and Director of Digital Transformation.
The R.J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC has promoted Justin Broyles to Executive Vice President, Commercial Affairs.
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association has recognized four members as 2021 Business Development Award honorees: Iron Horse Resources (IHR), Lake State Railway Co. (LSRC, Railway Age’s 2018 Short Line of the Year), Pan Am Railways, and R.J. Corman (Railway Age’s 2007 Short Line of the Year, West Virginia Line).
The R.J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC named Ronald L. (Ron) Batory, former FRA Administrator, to the Board of Directors on Feb. 1.
R.J. Corman Railroad Co. has officially acquired Owego and Harford Railway (OHRY), Lehigh Railway (LRWY), and Luzerne and Susquehanna Railway (LS) as well as short line transload service provider TranZ.
On May 22, R. J. Corman opened up part of the 2,000-acre grounds at company headquarters in Nicholasville, Kent., for The Providence School, East Jessamine High School and West Jessamine High School to celebrate graduation with processions by car.
R. J. Corman Railroad Company has finalized a long-term agreement to lease and operate a short line railroad from the City of Childersburg Local Redevelopment Authority (CLRA), CSX Transportation (CSX) and Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NS). The newly formed R. J. Corman Railroad Company/Childersburg Line (RJAL) is a 13.32-mile line located in Coosa Pines, Ala. Previously, the line was jointly operated by NS and CSX.