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ShortlinesUSA
06-29-2012, 11:40 PM
In a very unexpected turn of events, the GCSR has ceased operations. This shortline operated between Lometa and Brady, TX. According to an auction announcement in the Brady (TX) Standard, the railroad's assets are being auctioned off after being seized by the sheriff's department in relation to a court case in Tarrant County, TX (Fort Worth) titled BNSF vs. Missouri and Valley Park Railroad.

From what can be made of the auction notice, it sounds as if there was some monetary dispute between BNSF and GCSR's parent company American Railroads, which previously operated the MVP.

The last phase of the auction process is July 3rd. The GCSR is booming with frac sand traffic, so it is expected a new operator will be in place shortly. But the days of those gleaming white GP15s you see here on Railpictures.net is likely over...

ShortlinesUSA
01-17-2013, 05:27 PM
Finally have seen a solid update on what is happening. GCSR filed for bankrupcty, and was purchased at auction by local interests. The railroad will return to operations as the Heart of Texas Railroad. I have heard they will assume the lease on the GMTX GP15-1s, so the motive power likely won't look all that different in the near term.

ShortlinesUSA
01-22-2013, 03:19 PM
For additional and much more detailed information on how the GCSR saga unfolded, see the comment with this photo:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=422103