On Monday, a Coos Bay Rail Link (CBR) train moved a shipment of plywood out of the Roseburg Forest Products mill in Coquille, Ore., marking the full restoration of the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay’s 134-mile Coos Bay line since the route was closed more than five years ago.
Late last month, Billeter Marine [...]
Coos Bay Rail Link
After more than five years of empty tracks running through Coos Bay and North Bend, freight trains will now return to the bay area.
The Port of Coos Bay says repairs to the tracks have been completed, and now all eyes are on the swing bridge that connects [...]
Coos Bay COO Kathy Wall is taking over as COO from David Koch, who became full time CEO in June.
The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay promoted Kathy Wall to serve as chief operating officer, the position formerly held by Chief Executive Officer David Koch.
Wall previously served as harbormaster for two years, overseeing [...]
ILWU Local 12 longshoremen protest the use of non-union labor in Coos Bay, Oregon, July 2012. Photo by The World.
About 25 Coos Bay International Longshore and Warehouse Union members gathered Monday outside Southport Lumber Co. to demand work.
Longshoreman Gene Sundet said Southport refused to hire union members for barge work at its [...]
Northwest rail routes by Columbian newspaper
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Oregon’s Coos Bay Rail Link, shown here in green, connects Coos Bay to Eugene's rail access and Interstate 5. Current discussions around coal exports are playing into the future of the rail link.
After four years on hiatus, what’s now termed the Coos Bay Rail Link reopened for business last fall, and even at [...]
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.
Sometime in the next two weeks, the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay will reopen the rail line that was abandoned abruptly four years ago by the hedge fund-owned Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad.
“It’s sort of been like a nightmare/fairy tale saga,” DeFazio said. When the line is back, “It’s going to be a [...]
The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay won’t open its railroad till Sept. 1, the port commission announced at its monthly meeting Thursday.
The port had been scrambling to open in June, then July, to meet a need expressed by Roseburg Forest Products. The company plans to bring logs via rail from the Midwest to [...]
The Port of Coos Bay has picked ARG Trans of Arizona to run the Coos Bay Rail Link, port commissioners announced Thursday night.
In response to a request from an unnamed wood products firm, they declared an emergency, letting them drop competitive bidding requirements on some work to open part of the rail line by [...]
The Coos Bay Rail Link will connect Oregon's deep-water Coos Bay port with Interstate 5.
The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay will expedite repairs to its rail line between Eugene and the North Spit to accommodate a ‘wood-products-related” customer that asked to have the line open by June 20.
Port CEO Jeff Bishop [...]
The Coos Bay Rail Link, owned by the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay, is tentatively scheduled to begin partial service in June, provided the port and Reedsport manufacturer, American Bridge, enter into a contract by then, said port spokeswoman Elise Hamner.
The rail line’s rehabilitation is making progress, she said, and full service could [...]