Texas Pacifico Transportation

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Texas Pacifico Transportation Ltd.
Overview
HeadquartersSan Angelo, Texas
Reporting markTXPF[1]
LocaleWest Texas
Dates of operation2001 (2001)present
Technical
Track gauge4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Length376 miles (605 km)[2]
Other
Websitewww.texaspacifico.com

Texas Pacifico Transportation Ltd. (reporting mark TXPF) is a Class III railroad operating company in West Texas owned by Grupo México.[3][4] The company operates over the South Orient Rail Line under a lease and operating agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation and Texas Pacifico Transportation, Ltd. The Texas Pacifico company began service in March 2001.[5]

The South Orient Rail Line runs from San Angelo Junction (near Coleman, Texas) to the Mexican border town of Presidio, Texas.[6] The line has been rehabilitated from San Angelo Junction through San Angelo and on to Alpine, Texas. Capital improvements are underway for the remaining Excepted track.[7]

Texas Pacifico interchanges with BNSF Railway and Fort Worth and Western Railroad at San Angelo Junction and Union Pacific Railroad at Alpine. Traffic had been interchanged with Ferromex at Presidio over the Presidio–Ojinaga International Rail Bridge, but the bridge has been out of service following fire damage on 29 February 2008.[8][9] Service into Mexico over the repaired bridge is expected to resume after the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) inspection facility has been installed.[10][11]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Frailey, Fred W. (October 2014). "The Orient Line REBORN". Trains. Kalmbach. pp. 25–33.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reporting Marks: T". Retrieved 2011-02-01.
  2. ^ "Texas-Pacífico: Mileage Chart". Retrieved 2021-04-24.
  3. ^ "2019 Texas Rail Plan" (PDF). Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2020-06-08.
  4. ^ "UP: Texas Pacifico Transportation, LTD TXPF #57". Union Pacific Railroad. Retrieved 2011-02-01.
  5. ^ "TexasPacifico Is Connecting The Railroad Dots in Deep Southwest Texas - Stan Meador". Texas Rail Advocates (Southwestern Rail Conference). Retrieved 2021-10-25.
  6. ^ San Angelo Junction at 31°46′37″N 99°22′16″W / 31.777°N 99.371°W / 31.777; -99.371 (San Angelo Junction) lies between Coleman, Texas and Santa Anna, Texas and is about 71 miles (114 km) northeast of San Angelo, Texas.
  7. ^ "Texas DOT plan calls for continued rehab of South Orient Rail Line". 2019-09-03. Retrieved 2020-06-07. {{cite magazine}}: Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  8. ^ Saenz, Amadeo (January 2009). "Trade Transportation Activities Report" (pdf). Texas Department of Transportation. p. 16. Retrieved 2011-02-01.
  9. ^ Wanek-Libman, Mischa (23 October 2018). "Groundbreaking ceremony held for Presidio International Rail Bridge". RT&S. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  10. ^ "Tex-Mex rail bridge needs a $35 million state appropriation to start cross-border service". Texas Rail Advocates. March 8, 2021. Retrieved March 17, 2021.
  11. ^ "Big step forward for restarting international trains across the Rio Grande at Presidio TX". Texas Rail Advocates. Oct 21, 2021. Retrieved October 25, 2021.