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Rail company wants to resume service in Palouse

Train would carry Bennett Lumber products through town

PALOUSE — A railroad company wants to resume services through the city as early as July.

The City Council met with Washington Idaho and Montana Railway owners Feb. 13 to discuss resuming railway operations through the city along Whitman Street.

Company co-owner and project manager, Maddi Farnsworth, said she, General Manager Jason Hill and Senior Adviser John Howell started the railroad company in Northwestern Idaho. Now, they want to refurbish the railroad tracks here and start service moving lumber for Bennett Lumber Products, a family-owned company based in Princeton, Idaho.

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