Canadian Pacific to sell west end of its Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern line to Genesee is a free online Railroad Discussion Forum and Railroad Photo Gallery for railroaders, railfans, model railroaders and anyone else who is interested in railroads. We cover a wide variety of topics, including freight trains, passenger and commuter railroads, rail news and information, tourist railroads, railway museums and railroad history.

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CALGARY, AB and DARIEN, CT, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Canadian Pacific (CP) (TSX:CP) (NYSE:CP) and Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) (NYSE: GWR) announced today that they have executed an agreement pursuant to which CP will sell the west end of its Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern (DM&E) line to G&W for continued rail operations.
The west end encompasses approximately 660 miles of CP's current operations between Tracy, MN and Rapid City, SD; north of Rapid City to Colony, WY; south of Rapid City to Dakota Jct., NE; and connecting branch lines, as well as trackage from Dakota Junction to Crawford, NE, currently leased to the Nebraska Northwestern Railroad (NNW). Customers on the...



The Unwanted Line
ya nobody loves us up here in South Dakota. DM&E the red headed step child of the railroad industry.


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What ever happened to the DM&E's plan to build a line into the Powder River Basin coal fields?
Eminent domain problems, less demand for coal, I don't think they got a grant or low interest loan that they wanted, there were quite a few herdles and CP didn't want to dump the money in the line
The coal market dried up and other problems. Building a new line around the Mayo Clinic in Rochester , Minn. was another huge hurdle. It is hard to believe it is already 30 years since the CNW coal line was finished. I worked on part of that project back in 84' for a small bridge contractor out of Cheyenne. We built two county road bridges near the Wyoming Nebraska border north of Torrington. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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