L&I Acquires 5 Miles of Track in S. Indiana

An Indiana short line railroad has picked up five more miles of track.

The Louisville & Indiana has acquired the assets and operating rights of the Southern Indiana Railway, which connnects with the L&I at Speed, Indiana, near Louisville, Kentucky.

In approving the transaction, the U.S. Surface Transportation board noted that the SIND was out of service and has no current employees.

SIND also connects with CSX at Watson, Indiana, and was once part of an interurban railway known as the Louisville & Northern Electric Traction Company. The SIND shutdown in 2020.

L&I plans to use the former SIND engine house as a maintenance-of-way facility and use surrounding property to store track material.

In a news release, the L&I said it will use SIND to potentially expand service to industrial sites.

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