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Port has new deal for rail sale

September 28, 2013

EAST LIVERPOOL — Another tentative agreement has been reached to sell the Columbiana County Port Authority’s railroad, this time to a subsidiary of major player in the shale gas boom underway in the......

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Sep-28-13 9:29 AM

The railroad hasn't transported a load of debris for 4 years at least with the exception of the loaded cars that were removed from the siding at Negley and shipped elsewhere. The main revenue for the line is car storage and transporting pipe for the shale industry. I hope this does lead to some development along the line. It was proven the line could draw tourists if someone wanted to take the time and effort required to upgrade the track and bring in the equipment. This is the oldest operating shortline in the US.

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