May 10, 2019. Congratulations to Friend of Homestead, Columbia Rail, for their recent acquisition and start up of the Columbia Walla Walla Railway (CWW). On May 9, CWW assumed operations of the former Blue Mountain Railway from Watco. CWW stretches from an interchange point with UP and BNSF at Wallula WA east 31 miles to Walla Walla WA. At Walla Walla, a 38 mile branch heads north to Prescott WA and Dayton WA, and a 26 mile branch heads south to Weston OR. Columbia Rail also operates the Washington Royal Line, a 26 mile long line from Othello WA to Royal City WA, the 19 mile Yakima Central Railway from Toppenish WA to White Swan WA, the Kennewick Terminal Railway who provides switching in Kennewick WA, and Port of Morrow Rail Services who does contract switching at the Port of Morrow in Oregon. Best of Luck to Columbia Rail from your colleagues at Homestead Rail!
MAY 1, 2019 WELCOME Omni Materials, a division of Mt. Carmel Stabilization Group Inc. to the Cincinnati Eastern Railroad family of customers. Mt. Carmel Stabilization Group, Inc. provides soil stabilization services in the United States and Canada. The company offers soil drying, soil modification, full depth reclamation, asphalt pulverization, bentonite lining, and frozen coal pulverization services. It handles airports, departments of transportation, commercial/residential, wind energy, and oil and gas development projects. Mt Carmel currently has a Cincinnati Terminal under development in Batavia OH where they will receive inbound material for projects throughout the Midwest. Construction of facility is under way with track work for facility to commence soon. First car loads are expected to arrive mid to late 3rd quarter 2019
APRIL 25, 2019 WELCOME Pavestone Company LLC to the Cincinnati Eastern Railroad family of customers. They are one of our newest customers, receiving raw material by rail. Pavestone Company, LLC manufactures and distributes segmental concrete products for commercial, residential, contractor, industrial, and retail consumer markets. The company offers stone and concrete brick paving products, including concrete pavers, patio stones, retaining and freestanding wall systems, concrete edging, and landscape accessories. Its accessories include landscape rock, sealers and cleaners, vinyl edging and plastic edging, geosynthetic reinforcement, landscape fabrics, wall adhesives, soil amendments, and paver accessories, as well as joint, base, and play sand. The company also provides driveway, pathway, patio, wall, step, terrace, pool deck, and commercial design ideas; stone fireplaces and fire pits for outdoor living space; and how to guides for installing pavers, landscape rock, and landscape edging, as well as building retaining walls, patios, and rumblestones. It offers its products through retailers, distributors, and dealers in the United States.
Pavestone’s First Three cars pictured below