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Patriot Rail subsidiary to serve Arizona industrial park

Patriot Rail Corp. and the Kingman Airport Authority Inc. announced that newly formed Patriot subsidiary Kingman Terminal Railroad (KGTR) obtained a long-term license agreement to provide rail services to customers at the Kingman Airport & Industrial Park in Mohave County, Ariz.
Owned by the city of Kingman and managed by the airport authority, the 4,000-acre industrial park is located along historic Route 66, midway between Las Vegas and Phoenix. The park is home to more than 80 businesses and features its own airport.
KGTR obtained rights to operate and maintain track, and serve customers in the park for up to 22 years. The short line will interchange traffic with BNSF Railway Co. after commencing service at the park in summer.

“We are anxious to not only serve the existing customers in the park, but we also expect to add a number of new customers,” said Gary Marino, president and chief executive officer of Patriot Rail — which owns 13 short lines operating in 13 states — in a prepared statement.

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