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Great website, Midsouth. Being a fan of shortline railroads and also employed by a shortline railroad. I would like to add the Blacklands Railroad website to this post.

The owner of the Blacklands Railroad recently gave all employee's an appreciation gift, which I thought was an excellent gesture.

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I like that clock!

The L&NW has been keeping pretty steady, but it's about to get busier! :)
We are in the process of building our very 1st transload site 1/2 mile north of I-20 in Gibsland. A temporary site has been established in Athens where fracturing sand for the oil-field business will be transloaded. Our 1st sand cars should be arriving next week. Everyone is hoping to have the big transload site (called the Iron Bridge Rd Intermodal Site) up and running around the end of Q3 this year (but the rains we've been getting lately could delay that). :(

Otherwise, our steel mill keeps bringing in loads of billets, the chemical plant keeps bringing in chemicals, the plywood mill (I hope) will send out more plywood as building season gets cranked up, and our other customers will hopefully be building up for a stronger 2011. 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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