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Coos Bay rail line reopens after 4-year closure

After a long, hard, battle, officials gathered in Reedsport the first week in November to celebrate the re-opening of the Coos Bay Rail Line. In September of 2007, the Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad shut down service on the Coos Bay Line, stranding local businesses that were dependent on rail service for their business.

Meanwhile, Congressman Peter DeFazio, and others, went to war with CORP and battled for funding in Washington that would allow the Port of Coos Bay to purchase the rail line and re-open it.

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