CSX to grant Michigan short line access to Saginaw track (9/3/2002)


CSX Transportation recently agreed to grant Central Michigan Railway Co. (CMGN) limited rights to four track miles in Saginaw, Mich.

The line extends from the clearance point at CSXT's/CMGN's interconnecting track through CSXT's Saginaw yard, to the Class I's connection with Huron and Eastern Railway Co. Inc. (HESR) on CSXT's Bad Axe Subdivision.

The trackage rights would enable 84-mile CMGN to interchange certain traffic with 188-mile HESR about one mile east of CSXT's Saginaw yard, and help the short line improve its operating efficiency.

The Surface Transportation Board is considering the railroads' application for a trackage rights exemption, which the board expects to grant soon, according to a notice dated Aug. 29.

CMGN is a subsidiary of Straits Corp.; HESR is a subsidiary of short-line holding company RailAmerica Inc.

Source: Progressive Railroading Daily News