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Trainscapes: Rock Island Rail: The Mississippi Delta Railroad

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Sumner, Mississippi – a sleepy delta town known as birthplace of the American Civil Rights movement – is now the epicenter of a modern railroad revival. After years of neglect, the Mississippi Delta Railroad has a new operator that plans to bring this once prosperous branch line back to life. The new operator is Rock Island Rail and the management team at this unique shortline couldn’t be more optimistic about the future.

With a dedicated team of experienced employees, the “do whatever it takes to get the job done right” mentality is at the core of their operation, just like the original Rock Island some forty years ago. The company’s slogan is “Modern Logistics, Delivered,” and they plan to do just that by offering reliable transportation solutions in northwest Mississippi.

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