Short line discontinues service on Nebraska, Kansas routes

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GRANT, Neb. — An OmniTRAX-owned short line has asked federal regulators for permission to discontinue service on nearly 175 miles of railroad in Nebraska and Kansas.

Earlier this week, the Nebraska, Kansas & Colorado Railway filed a verified notice with the Surface Transportation Board that it was discontinuing service on its Franklin and St. Francis subdivisions between Franklin and Oxford Junction, Neb. and Orleans Junction., Neb. and St. Francis, Kan. According to the notice within the Federal Register, no freight has gone over the lines in the last two years.

OmniTRAX spokesperson Ron Margulis tells Trains News Wire that many of the grain shippers that once used the railroad have started to move their product by truck to other loadouts. Margulis adds that the routes will most likely be used to store freight cars.

The Nebraska, Kansas & Colorado operates on more than 500 miles of former Burlington Northern track in its three-namesake states.

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