Railroad revitalization proposed from Kosciusko to Durant

KOSCIUSKO — Traveling the tracks from Kosciusko to Durant by foot, it does not take long before the gray railroad slag turns to weeds.

The tracks are severely overgrown, even in the Kosciusko city limits. The rails were put down in 1897, but the line has been dormant for more than 20 years.

Attala County Supervisor Charles Fancher tells WLIN-FM that says train traffic would have a positive economic impact for the area.

Fancher once worked for the railroad.

The question is whether there is enough support to create a railroad authority to take the line back from state. Another is whether trestles are in good enough shape to handle the traffic.

The Associated Press

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