by Jeff Smith
A couple months old: https://www.concordmonitor.com/State-ra ... t-38450850
The railroad company that manages about 2 miles of tracks connecting Lebanon to major rail lines in White River Junction is asking permission to continue operations there for the next decade.
The New England Central Railroad, or NECR, is seeking a 10-year lease with New Hampshire’s Department of Transportation that would allow it to continue using state-owned rails to deliver propane, bulk cement and salt into West Lebanon.
Under the proposal, NECR would continue to pay 5% of its monthly gross operating revenue to the state, which has traditionally brought in about $20,000 a year to Concord.
That means the company that last year bought Rymes Propane & Oil, which until recently operated a propane offloading facility at the tracks in the Westboro Yard, wouldn’t be required to seek a separate sublease with the state. Instead, it could negotiate directly with the railroad.