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Columbia Basin Railroad Company Profile

Columbia Basin Railroad (CBRR) is a locally owned and operated short-line railroad headquartered in Yakima, Washington. Founded in 1986 by the Temple Family, CBRR has a long and successful history of operating rail lines in Washington State and operates the following rail lines: · Columbia Basin Railroad: Moses Lake-Wheeler-Schrag-Warden-Bruce-Othello-Connell; · Central Washington Railroad: Yakima-Moxee-Toppenish-Granger-Sunnyside-Grandview-Prosser. CBRR provides a significant economic benefit to the Columbia Basin of Washington State, hauling over 10,000 carloads of various agricultural and other commodities and cargo to/from the region for 56 active rail shippers. More importantly, the various shippers/companies that haul cargo on Columbia Basin Railroad employ nearly 7,000 people in Grant and Adams Counties (in Washington State). In 2008, CBBR was recognized as the “Shortline Railroad of the Year” by Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway. CBRR has an excellent track record of promoting economic and business development in Washington State and provides full service and support to its customers. CBRR is proud of its heritage of being a family owned and operated Washington State company, and has a strong history of giving back to local communities where it does business.

News from Columbia Basin Railroad:

Columbia Basin Railroad Delivers First Unit Train of Canola Seed to Pacific Coast Canola in Warden, WA

WARDEN, Wash., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The first unit train of canola seed for Pacific Coast Canola (PCC) arrived at PCC's facility in Warden, Washington on November 7, 2013.  The unit train traveled approximately 1,350 miles from the Northern Plains region of the U.S. to Warde…

Columbia Basin Railroad Delivers First Unit Train of Canola Seed to Pacific Coast Canola in Warden, Washington

WARDEN, Wash., Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The first unit train of canola seed for Pacific Coast Canola (PCC) is arriving at PCC’s facility in Warden, Washington on November 7, 2013.    The unit train was recently loaded in North Dakota, and then traveled 1,345 miles to Warden.  The train…