Awards & Recognition
SHORT LINE RAILROAD OF THE YEAR 2011
The Blacklands Railroad of Sulphur Springs, Texas, has been named the 2011 Short Line Railroad of the Year by Railway Age, a sister publication to RT&S. Part of the railroad’s accomplishment comes from a commitment to safety and a focus on investment.
This year’s winners demonstrate that short line and regional railroads are making their impact felt across the United States, says Railway Age Publisher Robert P. DeMarco, referring to Blacklands Railroad and 2011 Regional Railroad of the Year, Reading & Northern Railroad. The business opportunities differ, but the entrepreneurial spirit of the two winners is a shared belief in the economic power and potential railroads of all sizes can offer.
(Railway Age April 2011)
Blacklands Railroad was recognized As a growing Texas Railroad in Trains Magazine in June 2014