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Florida Northern to lease, operate CSXT track in the Sunshine State

Florida Northern Railroad Co. Inc. (FNOR) recently filed an exemption notice with the Surface Transportation Board to lease from CSX Transportation and operate a total of 70.7 track miles in Florida.

The 27-mile short line plans to lease and operate CSXT’s Newberry Line between High Springs and Newberry, and Dunnellon and Citronelle, as well as a short segment of connecting track in Newberry.

Owned by Pinsly Railroad Co., FNOR interchanges with CSXT in Ocala, Fla. The short line was formed in 1988 after acquiring a line from the Class I.

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