May 26, 2022 - kltv.com -

A project over a decade in the making is increasing economic opportunity in Henderson and the county of Rusk as a whole.

A 13-mile stretch of rail line between Henderson and Overton was in danger of being torn up. The original line was placed in the 1870s and around 2010, Union Pacific had plans to tear it up.

According to John Cloutier, President of the Rusk County Rural Rail District, the county judge at the time, Sandra Hodges, and current county judge Joel Hale found it to be a priority to maintain rail service in the county.

Read more and video: https://www.kltv.com/2022/05/26/henderson-freight-rail-line-increasing-economic-opportunity-rusk-county/

Extended video commentary embedded within news story. 

Photo credit: KLTV


TRA Editor's note: The Rusk County Rural Rail District was formed in 2008 to prevent the abandonment of the rail



spur line between Overton and Henderson by UP. 

May 26, 2022 - kltv.com -

A project over a decade in the making is increasing economic opportunity in Henderson and the county of Rusk as a whole.

A 13-mile stretch of rail line between Henderson and Overton was in danger of being torn up. The original line was placed in the 1870s and around 2010, Union Pacific had plans to tear it up.

According to John Cloutier, President of the Rusk County Rural Rail District, the county judge at the time, Sandra Hodges, and current county judge Joel Hale found it to be a priority to maintain rail service in the county.

Read more and video: https://www.kltv.com/2022/05/26/henderson-freight-rail-line-increasing-economic-opportunity-rusk-county/

Extended video commentary embedded within news story. 

Photo credit: KLTV


TRA Editor's note: The Rusk County Rural Rail District was formed in 2008 to prevent the abandonment of the rail



spur line between Overton and Henderson by UP.