Sandersville Railroad Adds Two Additional Users of the Hanson Spur

The Sandersville Railroad Company has announced Veal Farms Transload, LLC and Revive Milling, LLC as additional users of its planned rail spur in Hancock County, Georgia. Veal Farms Transload and Revive Milling will leverage the spur to transport refined grain ingredients and other agricultural products to food producers and biodegradable plastic manufactures.

The Hanson Spur will allow Veal Farms and Revive Milling to reach new customers that they cannot currently serve due to rail service limitations and high transportation costs. The rail spur will also provide local farmers in Middle Georgia with more cost-effective access to consumers of their agricultural products, resulting in increased demand for Georgia-grown crops. These economic and agricultural benefits will support economic growth and prosperity in Georgia’s heartland.

The 4.5-mile-long Hanson Spur will connect the CSX Transportation (CSX) rail line that runs along Ga. Highway 16 in Hancock County to the Heidelberg Materials aggregate quarry in Sparta, Ga. Veal Farms Transload and Revive Milling are located in nearby Sandersville, Ga. The spur is projected to benefit the Hancock County community, initially generating over $1.5 million in annual economic benefit and creating jobs for the county. No additional trips will be necessary with the addition of the new users, and no environmentally hazardous materials will be transported on behalf of either company.

The Sandersville Railroad Company has taken numerous steps to ensure the safety and well-being of both the environment and the community. The route complies with the highest railroad design standards while minimizing any impact on sensitive environmental areas and taking measures to ease any disruption to the everyday lives of Sparta, Ga. residents. The spur will have one trip per day Monday through Friday at 20 miles per hour or less.

The Hanson Spur will be Sandersville Railroad’s first expansion in Hancock County. In addition to the economic growth brought by the spur, Sandersville Railroad anticipates supporting Hancock County’s local initiatives. Veal Farms and Revive Milling join Pittman Construction and Heidelberg Materials as confirmed users of the spur line. Sandersville Railroad plans for the Hanson Spur to be fully operational by the end of 2024.

-via Press Release

This article was posted on: September 6, 2023