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U.S. Feds approve sale of Huron Central Railway

By Ian Ross
The Soo Today
December 3, 2019
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada East, Canada

U.S. federal regulators have approved the sale of short-line railroader Genesee & Wyoming to Brookfield Infrastructure Partners. The Connecticut-based carrier is the parent company of Genesee & Wyoming Canada (G & WC), operators of the Huron Central Railway, which runs between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury. The approval may finally loosen the purse strings on a government subsidy to keep rail freight moving in northeastern Ontario, at least for another five years. …The Huron Central employs about 40 employees but thousands of jobs in companies in the northeast rely on the service. The railway hauls steel, forest products and chemicals for industries such as Algoma Steel in Sault Ste. Marie, the Domtar paper plant in Espanola, and the EACOM sawmill in Nairn Centre.

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