Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Pam Am Railway Seeks to Abandon Portsmouth to Hampton NH Rails...

HAMPTON — Pan Am Railways has officially asked the federal government to authorize the company's abandonment of the 10-mile stretch of railroad line it owns running from Portsmouth to Hampton.

Area officials have been eager to learn of Pan Am's intentions toward the land, as the state has the right of first refusal to purchase it should it become available.

Hampton Town Manager Fred Welch said Pan Am's request to the feds doesn't necessarily mean the company will end up selling the land.

Officials from several towns for various reasons have expressed interest in the state buying the portion of the rail line property that runs through their respective communities.

Hampton wants to use its portion of the rail line property because........
READ: Pam AM seeks to abandon railroad

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