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Kia deal hints at greater potential for inland port network feeding Savannah
According to the terms of the agreement announced earlier this month, Kia auto parts that have always moved through the port of Savannah will now reach the Kia plant by first travelling via short line rail — via the Heart of Georgia Railroad and Georgia Central Railroad — to the Cordele Inland Terminal. Those parts will then move via motor carrier to Kia’s plant in West Point, Georgia, some two hours away.
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) today announced its Georgia Central Railway LP subsidiary will serve a major plastics distribution facility that's under construction in Pooler, Georgia.
Georgia Central will transport bulk plastic resin to the new Plastic Express multi-commodity transloading center beginning in late 2019. Carloads are expected to exceed 5,000 annually. The resin and other bulk commodities will be repackaged and trucked to the nearby Port of Savannah for export to international markets.
One of 13 G&W railroads that operate in Georgia, the 211-mile Georgia Central transports freight between Macon and Savannah and interchanges with CSX, Norfolk Southern Railway and G&W's Heart of Georgia Railroad.
Dublin, Ga., may only have a population of a little over 16,000, but its importance to the movement of freight through the Peach State has earned it $8 million in grants for improvements to its rail infrastructure.
A $4 million grant from the Federal Railroad Association was given to the city through its relatively new Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program, which was matched by the Georgia Central Railway.
The grant “enables the railroad to complete a series of track, bridge, tie and surfacing improvements to accommodate industry-standard 286,000-lb. rail cars for its entire corridor,” it said.
Additionally it said it will increase speeds from 10 mph to 25 mph for a portion of the line.
Jeff Smith wrote:Welcome aboard and great news! I used to live in Statesboro and often wondered how the action in Dublin is/was. Any news on the trackage between Swainsboro and Vidalia?So i live a Mile from GC line they have one from sav-Mac early morning idk nothing about Statesboro but i belive yall still get servered because the have to make it to Sav. Then they turn around in Macon and head to Vidalia and tie down or take it to sav. If u wanna know anything about road power etc just let me know.
Jeff Smith wrote: ↑Mon Mar 06, 2023 5:49 am Welcome aboard and great news! I used to live in Statesboro and often wondered how the action in Dublin is/was. Any news on the trackage between Swainsboro and Vidalia?OK so I hear around 3 trains Mon-Sat GC normal never runs on Sundays.