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8/30/2010



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Stewart Southern Railway becomes Saskatchewan's 11th short line


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On Friday, Stewart Southern Railway Inc. launched operations in Fillmore, Saskatchewan, becoming the province’s 11th short line.

Privately owned by a group of local and international investors, the railroad operates 82 miles of track between Richardson and Stoughton that Stewart Southern Railway purchased from Canadian Pacific this summer.

The short line “is essential” to the operation of Fill-More Seeds Inc., which has three facilities along the railroad’s track, said Blair Stewart, general manager of Stewart Southern Railway and part owner/GM of Fill-More Seeds, in a prepared statement.

“Our main objective is to ensure the long-term viability of this new short line and to promote rail service to customers and communities along the track,” he said.


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