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Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad on track for new jobs in Oregon

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad (CORP) has officially reopened the Siskiyou rail line between Ashland and Weed, California. The reopened rail line, which has been idle for seven years, is creating eight jobs in maintenance, mechanics and train operations.

CORP was assisted in reopening the line in part by a $7.2 million dollar Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant from the U. S. Department of Transportation. The railroad also received assistance from several regional rail and timber companies with an interest in seeing the line returned to service. CORP’s Siskiyou line will initially operate two trains daily and increase as business builds.

Source: Ashland Daily Tidings

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