Cathcart Rail Launches Cornhusker Railroad
New 27-mile shortline railroad provides BNSF and Union Pacific access in central Nebraska
COLUMBUS, OHIO – December 1, 2021 — Cathcart Rail (“Cathcart”) has launched the 27-mile Cornhusker Railroad (“CNRR”) in Grand Island, Nebraska and Hastings, Nebraska, with each branch offering dual BNSF and Union Pacific access. Cathcart is one of the largest rail services companies in the U.S., and the CNRR represents the third shortline railroad in Cathcart’s portfolio.
The CNRR currently serves two locations, and offers railcar storage, repair, and transloading. Additionally, several multi-hundred acre parcels are available for industrial development, with a myriad of state and local economic incentives attached. “The CNRR would be the perfect location for agriculture, fertilizer, renewable fuels, or material staging for energy, pipelines, or transportation. The sites offer high-volume electricity and natural gas access, ample space for large-scale development, and local access to Interstate 80,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Casey Cathcart.
About Cathcart Rail
Cathcart Rail is a private freight rail company focused on the acquisition, operation, and growth of rail services and transportation companies. Founded in February 2016 with one contract repair shop and 20 employees, Cathcart now operates across several freight rail verticals employing nearly 800 people in 23 states. Cathcart has the expertise and the resources, and, as of September 2020, is supported by Star America Infrastructure Partners as a capital partner, to aggressively pursue acquisitions, organic growth, and large-scale partnerships across the rail sector.
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