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Mississippi Central Railroad

Mississippi shortline

The Mississippi Central Railroad operates over 50 miles of shortline trackage from Oxford, Mississippi, north to Grand Junction, Tennessee. Until the 1930s, this segment was a part of the Illinois Central's primary north-south mainline and included a regional headquarters facility in Water Valley, Ms. However, the line fell to secondary status when major traffic shifted to the IC's mainline through Memphis. Pioneer Railcorp has owned the operation since 1993, when it purchased it from the Natchez Trace Railway and owner Kyle Railroad. The railroad's principal shipments are wood products and fertilizer, interchanging with BNSF Railway (former Frisco) at Holly Springs and Norfolk Southern (former Southern) at Grand Junction. Additional MSCI lines in the region include 11 miles in Iuka, Mississippi, and 46 miles from Corinth, Mississippi to Red Bay, Alabama.

See also our collection for fallen flag Mississippi Central Railroad in south central Mississippi

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This page was updated on 2015-12-07