Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Acadian Railway update

I was given an update on the Acadian Railway project.

The current plan is to use two 4400 horsepower units for power. From this I gather they expect to haul very heavy loads, which lines up with the plan to use 136 lb rail and 268K cars.

They have received quotes for rail and ties, and expect to have firm costs for the route within a few weeks.

Peter Swire mentioned that he is "very pleased with the support from the elected officials, their staffs, local economic development and business groups" as well as quite a few shippers.

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