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Railway Line Sale Gets One Step Closer – Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 4/7/2021 at 4:06pm

Negotiations to finalize the sale of the Ecusta Trail corridor are underway after Blue Ridge Southern Railroad, LLC, owned by Watco Companies, filed a notice with the federal Surface Transportation Board to abandon the 19-mile line between Brevard and Hendersonville.

The notice of intent to abandon the line is more of a formality than it is a sign that the railroad wants the line to be abandoned, said Chris Burns, the marketing and communications chair for the Friends of the Ecusta Trail.

“These are the steps that you have to go through,” he said. “Just like if you’re buying a ca...

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