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BNSF honours shale player
Originally published:  01/11/2011
US railroad BNSF has named Hondo Railway (HRR) ‘Shortline of the Year’ at its annual Shortline Conference held recently in Irving, Texas. BNSF lauded the Texas-headquartered shortline railroad in particular for its service to Eagle Ford shale oilfield service companies.
“HRR has reacted quickly to new business opportunities by investing capital to establish a market presence,” says BNSF. “It is on pace to more than double its volumes this year due to its focused and intense marketing efforts. Since the opening of its facility in Hondo, Texas in 2006, HRR has more than tripled the size of its yard and purchased additional locomotives and equipment. HRR currently operates over 80,000 feet of track within its 56-acre facility. HRR is well positioned to handle commodities needed by Eagle Ford Shale oilfield service companies, including frac sand and drilling mud, and is capable of handling bulk, dimensional and liquid commodities in unit or manifest trains.”