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Verso Bucksport paper mill shutdown in Maine idles local railroad

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Verso Bucksport paper mill shutdown in Maine idles local railroad

April 15, 2015 - 19:55
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BUCKSPORT, ME, April 9, 2015 (Local News) -One small railroad line between Brewer and Bucksport is no longer in use after the closure of the Verso paper mill.

The line runs along Route 15 from Brewer down to Bucksport, and carried freight to and from the former Bucksport mill, but now that the mill is closed, the future of the rail line is in jeopardy. The former mill was the only customer on that rail line.

The town of Bucksport is the only town in Hancock County with access to a freight rail, along with a deep water port. David Milan, Bucksport's economic development director, said if the town wants to redevelop the mill property utilizing the port, the rail is essential to that development.

WCSH - Future of rail line to Bucksport uncertain

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