For the first time in six years, a freight train carrying plywood left Roseburg Forest Products’ mill in Coquille on Monday. The shipment marked the reopening of the last 20-mile section of the 134-mile Coos Bay Rail Link between Coquille and Eugene. The line is vital to RFP’s Coquille plant and American Bridge’s Bolon Island plant outside Reedsport to ship products to distant locations at a reasonable cost. The short segment leading from Coquille had been idle since Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad shut down the entire line without notice in 2007. Since then, the Oregon International Port of Coos …
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