Former DM&E line spun off to Genesee & Wyoming

friscobob Jan 6, 2014

  1. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

    From the Shortlines and Industrial Rail News site on Facebook, this info:

    Canadian Pacific

    6 January 2014

    New Shortline Created on Sale of DME...

    Calgary Alberta - Canadian Pacific (CP) and Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GNWR) have announced they have executed an agreement pursuant to which CP will sell the west end of its Dakota Minnesota & Eastern (DME) line to GNWR for continued rail operations.

    The west end encompasses approximately 660 miles of CP's current operations between Tracy, Minnesota, and Rapid City, South Dakota, north of Rapid City to Colony, Wyoming, south of Rapid City to Dakota Junction, Nebraska, and connecting branch lines, as well as trackage from Dakota Junction to Crawford, Nebraska, currently leased to the Nebraska Northwestern Railroad (NNW).

    Customers on the line ship approximately 52,000 carloads annually of grain, bentonite clay, ethanol, fertilizer, and other products.

    The new shortline, which will be named Rapid City Pierre & Eastern Railroad, will have the ability to interchange with CP, Union Pacific, BNSF, and the Nebraska Northwestern.

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