Ohio, Indiana Short Line Railroad Sold

Two Ohio and Indiana short line railroads have been acquired by Midwest & Blue Grass Rail.

The Ohio railroads include the Camp Chase Railway, which operates 15 miles of track in the Columbus area, and the Youngstown & Southeastern, which operates 40 miles of track near Youngstown.

The Indiana short lines included the Cheaspeake & Indiana Railroad (28 miles in northwest Indiana) and the Vermillion Valley Railroad, a 6-mile line between Danville, Illinois, and Olin, Indiana.

All four properties were acquired from Indiana Boxcar Corporation, which said in a statement that it planned to focus on its freight car and locomotive leasing business.

The short lines haul a range of commodities, including agricultural products, fertilizer, recyclables and construction-related materials.

Founded in 2019, M&BG has offices in Lexington, Kentucky, and Kansas City.

In a news release, M&BG described itself as a full-service rail company seeking to acquire, market and development railroads. It also provides trans-loading services.

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