TXNW Receives Federal $7.3 Million Dollar Grant
Updated: Oct 30
The Texas North Western Railway Company (TXNW), a subsidiary of TNW Corporation of Dallas, has been awarded $7.3 million for rail line improvements from the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program. TXNW will provide matching funds for the project.
The funding enables TXNW to upgrade 5.5 miles of track with new rail, public grade crossings, and bridges to bolster the local supply chain and ensure safe, reliable services to a growing number of cattle feedlots, dairies, and grain elevators in Moore County. The improvements allow safe movement of industry standard 286,000-lb. railcars and larger locomotives to transport unit trains that serve customers located on TXNW’s line. These upgrades will improve loading and unloading times and provide a significant emissions benefit.
Crediting the success of the grant in part to ongoing support by U.S. Senator John Cornyn, Texas Representative Four Price, the Texas Department of Transportation, Moore County Officials, Trinity Industries, Inc., Skyland Grain LLC, The City of Sunray, Texas, Valero Marketing and Supply, Patton Custom Fertilizer, Dumas Texas Economic Development Corporation and the support of the FRA and its administrator, Paolo Couto, TNW Chief Executive Officer Paul Treangen said “The investment will significantly increase our ability to handle trains, improve cycle times, and enhance customer service. This will lead to a better, safer, overall rail transportation network. The project will also help regional economic development, creating jobs and an increased tax base.”
Aaron Gooding, TrinityRail Senior Vice President of U.S. Operations, said, “Trinity is pleased the Texas North Western Railway Company was awarded a $7.3 million CRISI grant to fund rail line improvements. This project will have a positive impact on our mobile repair and maintenance site along the TXNW line in Sunray, Texas, to increase its mobile repair business to perform inbound/outbound inspection and repairs on behalf of our customers.”
TXNW is a short line railroad that operates approximately 30 miles of mainline track between Cactus and Sunray, Texas, as well as more than 180 miles of storage and switching tracks. The railway is located about 50 miles north of Amarillo.
For over 40 years, TXNW’s parent company, TNW Corporation has been a leader in the short line railroad and logistics services industry. Presently owning and operating three short line railroads, they are also a leading provider of railcar storage, owning three storage facilities, including the largest private facility in the United States. Their three short line railroads and multiple logistics centers across Texas offer a variety of transloading and railroad services to provide customers with a first and last mile advantage from TNW’s comprehensive one-stop supercenter. In addition, TNW is the rail services provider to the Port of Victoria in Victoria, Texas.