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Buckingham Branch Railroad acquires railcar repair facility


The Buckingham Branch Railroad recently announced the purchase of and plans for the Blue Ridge Railcar Repair facility in the Charlotte County Industrial Park in Keysville, Virginia.

The facility is located on Horseshoe Bend Road next to the Heartland Industrial Park, which is adjacent to the railroad's Virginia Southern Division. Buckingham Branch purchased the facility earlier this year, The Southside Messenger reported yesterday.

The railroad will offer multiple tracks with 80 spots for rail-car storage, security fencing, a transload shed and office building. Scheduled rail switching service will be provided in connection with Norfolk Southern Railway five days per week, the news outlet reported.

The facility can accommodate storage for liquid or dry bulk commodities.

Patriot Rail Co. LLC acquired the facility when it purchased the assets of Alderman Railcar Services Inc. through a bankruptcy process in 2013.

Buckingham Branch is a family-owned short line in Virginia that operates 280 miles of track. It delivers and receives freight cars from CSX, NS and the Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad.

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