Rio Grande

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.

Rio Grande announced at the end of 2020 that its Colorado, Midland & Pacific Railway Co. subsidiary would lease the Tennessee Pass rail line from UP. But Colorado Pacific Railroad, LLC and parent company KCVN, LLC, among others, are saying, “Not so fast.” STB said it needs more time to review the filings and arguments.

Tennessee Pass Revival on Hold, for Now

The Colorado, Midland & Pacific Railway Co. (CMPR), a wholly owned subsidiary of Rio Grande Pacific Corp. (Rio Grande), will have to wait to revive the Tennessee Pass line, according to a recent decision by the Surface Transportation Board (STB).