Friday, October 23, 2009

The River Hills Railroad

Manitoba's newest shortline is the River Hills Railroad Inc., formed to investigate acquiring a portion of the Canadian Pacific Railway's Glenboro subdivision.

CP has added the 101 kilometers of railway between Rathwell and Nesbitt to its 3 Year Network Plan aka list of sections for abandonment. That basically cuts out of the middle of the Glenboro subdivision, leaving the section from Winnipeg to Rathwell, and from Page into Saskatchewan.

Former Rural Municipality of Victoria reeve and councilor Harold Purkness is the President of the new company.

Their intent is to do a feasibility study to see if a shortline is worthwhile. Rail West Management has been retained to perform the study.


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