By Associated Press • 

Siskiyou rail line reopens

 

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — The $13 million Siskiyou Summit Railroad Revitalization project has been completed, allowing the Siskiyou rail line to reopen for the first time in seven years.

The Mail Tribune reports a ceremony was held to mark the culmination of the project Tuesday in Medford.

The Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad has started sending freight trains over the 296-mile short line between Eugene and Weed. Freight service has resumed on the Siskiyou Line south of Ashland, which means veneer and other wood products can now be shipped by rail.

CORP plans to send about a dozen freight trains on the line each day.

The Siskiyou rail line was in need of major repairs and was shut down in 2008.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/

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