International Paper and railroads try to reduce train delays around Pensacola mill in Florida

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International Paper and railroads try to reduce train delays around Pensacola mill in Florida

April 18, 2019 - 06:41
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Governmental leaders, International Paper and two railroads have been continuing to work to reduce the number of delays caused by trains blocking crossings in Cantonment.

Recently, Florida Sen. Doug Broxson and Escambia County Commissioner Steven Barry met with CSX and International Paper to discuss the problem. Broxson and Barry learned there are four parallel tracks beds on the IP property just west of the crossing that merge into a single track across Highway 29.

Those tracks are not managed by CSX; they are operated by the Alabama & Gulf Coast Railway (AGR). AGR was not part of the initial discussions in January.