The Louisville & Indiana Railroad was honored as 2019 Short Line of the Year at the American Short Line and Regional Railroad’s Connections Convention in Orlando, Florida.
Railway Age, a trade publication, gave out the award and reported LIRC upgraded its entire 106-mile main line between Louisville and Indianapolis by installing heavier 136-lb. continuous-welded rail and replacing a 119-year old bridge across the Flat Rock River in Columbus.
Completion of a second 10,000-foot passing siding next year will expand capacity and finish the $100 million project.
The Louisville & Indiana Railroad is headquartered in Jeffersonville and is one of six railroads operated by Anacostia Rail Holdings. The railroad connects with CSX, Norfolk Southern, Indiana Rail Road, and Paducah & Louisville.