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Point Comfort and Northern Railway

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Point Comfort and Northern Railway

Point Comfort and Northern Railway
Reporting mark PCN
Locale Texas
Dates of operation 1948–present
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Length 14 miles (23 km)

The Point Comfort and Northern Railway (reporting mark PCN) is a Class III railroad operating in the U.S. state of Texas. The railroad operates over 14 miles (23 km)[1] of track between Point Comfort, Texas (at the Port of Port Lavaca - Point Comfort) and Lolita, Texas, where the railroad transfers cars with the Union Pacific Railroad.

PCN was purchased by the holding company RailAmerica in 2005; RailAmerica in turn was purchased by Genessee & Wyoming.

The railroad's traffic largely comes from aluminum products from Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals as well as plastics.

PCN hauled around 12,500 carloads in 2008.[1]


  1. ^ a b "RailAmerica's Empire". Trains Magazine (Kalmbach Publishing). June 2010. 

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