CASPER, Wyo. — “CTran” railyard in Casper is now owned by a company headquartered in Shoshoni.
Big Horn Divide & Wyoming Railroad became the sole owner after purchasing Granite Peak’s interests.
“BDW is a Wyoming owned and operated short-line railroad headquartered in Shoshoni,” the company said in a Wednesday, Oct. 2 statement.
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The deal made BDW sole owner effective July 15.
“’BDW has operated the CTran railyard from its inception, so to our existing customers the transition has been seamless,’ said Corte McGuffey, CEO of Big Horn Divide & Wyoming Railroad. ‘This acquisition will allow greater flexibility in seeking new opportunities, and we are excited to continue doing business in Natrona County, the energy hub of our state.’”
The CTran railyard is located north of the Casper/Natrona County International Airport and the company says it is 230 acres and has 25,000 feet of “leasable track.”
Since 2010 the railyard “has assisted customers in movement of various commodities including over 2 million tons of frac sand, crude oil, and wind energy components.“
The company has been in operation since 1985. They also operate railyards in Bonneville and Shoshoni.
“With its crucial short-line designation and Burlington Northern & Santa Fe railroad trackage rights and interchanges, BDW efficiently links customers to the global economy,” the company adds.