Tennessee Southern Railroad

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Tennessee Southern Railroad
Reporting mark TSRR
Locale middle Tennessee and northwestern Alabama
Dates of operation 1988[1]
Length 149 miles (240 km)[1]
Headquarters Mt. Pleasant, TN

The Tennessee Southern Railroad (reporting mark TSRR) began operations in 1988 and currently operates in middle Tennessee and northwestern Alabama. The main line consists of 118 miles (190 km) and the total track has 149 miles (240 km).[1] TSRR is owned by Patriot Rail Corporation.[2] Commodities the TSRR handles include scrap iron, coal, coke, woodpulp, pulpboard, sand, chemicals, steel, aluminum, and fertilizer raw materials. In 2007, in response to increasing traffic, the TSRR purchased eight diesel locomotives with greater power and fuel efficiency than its existing fleet of ten.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Tennessee Southern Railroad. Patriot Rail Corporation website. Accessed 2010-12-10.
  2. ^ Welcome page. Patriot Rail Corporation website. Accessed 2010-12-10.
  3. ^ Bill Lewis, "Nashville's railroads grow as fuel prices rise: Short lines invest in more tracks, new locomotives", The Tennessean, 15 July 2007. (Defunct site)

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