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Chicago SouthShore & South Bend to develop industrial park in Indiana

The Chicago SouthShore & South Bend Railroad is taking on a new role: industrial park developer.

The 182-mile short line recently announced plans to develop the 105-acre “39 Railroad Industrial Park” in LaPorte, Ind.

Adjacent to an Indiana State Road exit on the Indiana Toll Way, the park will feature rail and highway access.

Owned by Anacostia & Pacific Co. Inc., Chicago SouthShore interchanges with all the Class Is serving the Chicago area, as well as the Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad; Belt Railway Co. of Chicago; Chicago Rail Link; Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway; Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Co.; Iowa Interstate Railroad Ltd.; Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad Corp.; Manufacturers’ Junction Railway; and South Chicago and Indiana Harbor Railway Co.

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