Commonly when we think about state government owned railways, the image of commuter or light rail operations come to mind. But many states own freight railroads as well. In a few instances a state may have started its own line, while in other situations a state may have stepped in to preserve a rail line from abandonment.
Oklahoma is one of these states that have purchased rail corridors facing abandonment. One such example is the Cowboy Sub, a 22-mile rail line originally purchased from the BNSF Railway Company in 1998 to save the rail line from abandonment. Now, the Oklahoma DOT seeks to ...
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