Propane distributor considers CSX’s Erwin yard

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ERWIN, Tenn. – CSX Transportation’s Erwin yard, a facility that saw major cutbacks after the railroad shutdown a section of its former Clinchfield Railroad route in 2015, may see new rail business.A group of investors are in negotiations with CSX for the purchase of six acres in the Erwin yard for use as a propane distribution terminal, the Johnson City Press reports.

In a recent meeting, Tyler Engle, executive director of an economic development group in Unicoi County, told colleagues that a group is looking to bring liquid propane to the proposed site by rail and transload it into storage tanks for distribution by truck.

Representatives of LPG Ventures, a national propane distribution headquartered in Missouri, recently presented local officials with a concept site plan for the facility.

The Erwin Planning Commission tabled its consideration of the plan after requesting additional information about the safety and possible monitoring of the facility, according to the article.

According to Erwin Recorder Glenn Rosenoff, the town was told CSX is looking at selling the land to the investors, but no additional details were disclosed in the newspaper article.

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