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Distributed power: Central Texas' Austin Western is starting to look like a Class 1 railroad

April 1st, 2024
April 1, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Tucked in the hills and plains of Central Texas, short-line Austin Western Railroad is nearing completion of a project that you'd normally only find on a class 1 railroad like Union Pacific or BNSF...

2023 Texas freight rail volume was down for the big guys.... up for the short lines

January 15th, 2024
January 15, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Depending on the commodity and the size of the railroad, traffic counts were both up and down in 2023 throughout Texas and the nation.Two of the three largest (Class 1) railroads operating in Texas...

Watco completes expansion, upgrades at 222 acre Refugio Texas terminal

November 2nd, 2022
November 2, 2022 - - Watco yesterday announced the completion of a $6.7 million expansion and improvement project at its rail, storage and transloading facility near Refugio, Texas.The Refugio Transload Terminal has now gained heightened security and increased rail-car capacity, with...

Port of Corpus Christi shows off new WATCO locomotives, newest Texas short line railroad

August 2nd, 2022
August 2, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Watco’s newest short line, the Texas Coastal Bend Railroad (TCBR), unveiled two locomotives emblazoned with the Port of Corpus Christi logo at a ribbon-cutting ceremony today.The locomotives are part of Watco’s five locomotive investment...

Watco's Houston 'Port 10' rail center to accelerate supply chain movement

January 19th, 2022
January 19, 2022 - TRA Newswire - (photo credit Jack Lee Stryker II) A 400-car storage-in-transit (SIT) logistics yard will be developed alongside Interstate 10 in Baytown to alleviate rail-car congestion and help with supply chain distribution. It's called Port 10 Watco...

Watco opens rail transload center in Southeast Texas

May 8th, 2021
May 8, 2021 - TRA Newswire - Watco announced earlier this week the start-up of a full-service rail, storage, and transloading facility near Refugio, Texas. The Refugio Transload Terminal is within the growing Corpus Christi, Rockport, and Sinton industrial areas and...

Watco to run rail ops at Dow Chemical plants in Texas, elsewhere

July 6th, 2020
July 6, 2020 - TRA Newswire - Short line railroad operator Watco will take over rail infrastructure assets and related equipment at six major Dow Chemical North American sites, including two along the Texas Gulf coast and one in Louisiana. Watco, the...

Congressman Brady tours WATCO Greens Port freight operation, hears about 45G

November 3rd, 2016
November 3, 2016 - TRA Newswire - Congressman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) toured the WATCO Companies extensive freight rail operations at Greens Point in Houston this week and heard how the Short Line Tax Credit is important to smaller railroads that serve...

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