Posts Tagged ‘Anacostia Rail Holdings’

South Shore Appoints Marketing Executive

September 30, 2020

The Chicago, South Shore & South Bend Railroad has named Anthony S. Kazakevicius as its director of sales and marketing.

He will report to Eric Jakubowski, Anacostia Rail Holdings vice president and chief commercial officer.

Kazakevicius previously worked in marketing positions for the Indiana Rail Road, Rail America, and Iowa Interstate.

In a news release the Michigan City-based South Shore said Kazakevicius has 20 years of railroad marketing experience.

“His solid understanding of Midwest customers and commodities will help CSS grow its business base,” South Shore officials said in the news release.

Anacostia Rail Lauded for Military Support

November 4, 2019

Anacostia Rail Holdings has received the Corporate Distinguished Service Award from the National Defense Transportation Association for its support of logistics in military affairs.

Anacostia, which operates six U.S. short lines, has provided rail service to Camp Atterbury in South Central Indiana through its Louisville & Indiana Railroad subsidiary.

LIRC began serving Camp Atterbury in 2017 with a National Guard training mission that simulated combat operations and involved 309 rail cars, 1,207 pieces of equipment and 6,000 soldiers.

The Illinois National Guard staged a similar deployment at the camp in 2018, and the Minnesota National Guard also conducted training at the site.

In 2019, LIRC managed multiple rail deployments from the camp to Beaumont, Texas.

South Shore Records 5 Injury Free Years

July 16, 2019

The Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad said recently that its transportation department employees have worked five straight years without recording an injury.

The railroad said it was a first in its history. An affiliate of Anacostia Rail Holdings, the South Shore operates freight service over 127 miles between Chicago and South Bend, Indiana, and Chicago and Kingsbury, Indiana.

“This success has created a strong sense of pride and ownership in our team. It’s how they work each and every day,” said Mike Shore, vice president of operations in a statement. “This happened over time with the support of every employee, every department and every manager.”

The South Shore also recently won a Jake Award from the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association for having no reportable personal injuries as reported by the Federal Railroad Administration.

South Shore Uses to Video to Attract Customers

May 21, 2018

The Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad is using a video made from a drone to spotlight more than 1,600 acres of prime business development locations along its 182 miles of track between Chicago and South Bend, Indiana.

The video depicts such locations as the Illinois International Port District in Chicago, properties adjacent to CSS tracks at Burnham rail yard in Hammond and Gary, Indiana; available space near South Shore’s headquarters and shops in Michigan City, Indiana; sites in La Porte, Indiana, including the La Porte Space Center; and 1,000 acres at the Kingsbury Industrial Park, and locations on the east end of the railroad at New Carlisle, Indiana.

“The spectacular views of these properties really drive home South Shore’s advantage in offering great connections across all modes,” said CSS President Todd Bjornstad. “Our goal with the video is to show industrial developers and plant site locators the great advantages we offer in this region.”

The video also provide facts about the properties including property dimensions, rail-yard capacity, highway access, and trans-loading opportunities.

Anacostia Rail Holdings said it plans to offer similar videos for its other railroads including Louisville & Indiana Railroad.

South Shore Leases Track from CN in Gary

January 30, 2018

The Chicago South Shore & South Bend has leased five miles of track from Canadian National to enhance its interchange of traffic with the Class 1 carrier.

The track is located in Gary, Indiana, and will enable the South Shore to provide a higher frequency of service said the railroad’s owner, Anacostia Rail Holdings, in a news release.

“We see this as part of our longstanding commitment to customers by ensuring efficient interchange with all our Chicago-area connections,” said Eric Jakubowski, vice president and chief commercial officer for Anacostia Rail in a statement. “Gary has long been a great place for us to do business and this lease will make it possible for us to do an even better job.”

The South Shore has 127 routes miles between Chicago and South Bend, Indiana, and is one of six railroads operated by Anacostia.