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Brevard News

Company's application reports no objection so far to railbanking

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Bradon J. Smith, a Chicago-based attorney, paid a $4,600 fee via pay.gov and formally launched the process on Wednesday that barring unexpected roadblocks should lead to federal regulators' approval of Blue Ridge Southern Railroad's request to railbank the 19-mile Hendersonville-to-Brevard corridor for the Ecusta Trail.   Read Story »

Tags: Ecusta Trail | Watco Transportation Services | Blue Ridge Southern Railroad | railbanking

Henderson County News

Train buff pushing passenger service to Asheville

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Tags: rail to trail | Watco Transportation Services | Blue Ridge Southern Railroad | Historic Seventh Avenue District

Henderson County Business

New owner begins operating area rail line

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The new owners of the Hendersonville-to-Brevard rail line have made no commitment yet on using the rail line, which advocates of the Ecusta Trail hope would be converted into a biking and pedestrian greenway.   Read Story »

Tags: Ecusta Trail | Watco Transportation Services | Blue Ridge Southern Railroad

Etowah Business

Sale of local rail line is set

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A Kansas-based short-line rail operator has reached a "definitive agreement" with Norfolk-Southern Corp. to buy three lines in Western North Carolina, including the Hendersonville-to-Pisgah Forest line that local advocates hope to convert into a greenway.   Read Story »

Tags: Ecusta Trail | greenways | Norfolk-Southern | Watco Transportation Services | Blue Ridge Southern Railroad