Blacklands recipient of $8.4 mil for rail improvement in Rusk

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Hopkins: “Hopefully we’re next”

  • Former Blacklands Rail employee David Davis presents about an $8.4 million grant given to the Sulphur Springs company for improvements at their Rusk County facility/ Staff photo by Taylor Nye
    Former Blacklands Rail employee David Davis presents about an $8.4 million grant given to the Sulphur Springs company for improvements at their Rusk County facility/ Staff photo by Taylor Nye
Sulphur Springs rail business Blacklands Railroad is the recipient of an $8.4 million grant, according to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).  The grant, intended for rail infrastructure and safety improvement, is designated for Blacklands Henderson-Overton branch in Rusk County, according to the release.  The grant will allow the company to refurbish approximately 13.7 miles of track,…

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