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Transportation Company - Cheney - Railroad

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Transportation Company - Cheney - Railroad
Company Name Cheney
Category Railroad
Year Founded 1989
Final Year of Operation 1996
Termination Dissolved
Country United States (Details)
Source of Text Bluford Shops
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Company History: The CHNY launched in 1989 as a spin-off from CSX. The 55 mile line between Greens and Ivalee, Alabama had been part of Louisville & Nashville. The line was named after the Cheney family who owned it. Their sole locomotive was a GE 65-tonner. There is a rule of thumb that if you are keeping one locomotive busy for every 12 or fewer miles of route, then you are probably earning enough for the upkeep of the track. A single switcher for 55 miles of line was a bad sign. In fact, CHNY was only averaging 21 cars per month. Cheney Railroad appears to have closed in 1996.

Brief History:
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Item created by: gdm on 2019-05-22 11:40:30

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