The existing depot was rebuilt on the original site after being destroyed by Union Calvary in 1863. The depot is now owned by Grenada Railway/International Rail Partners.
Grenada operates 212 miles of rail line between Memphis, TN, and Canton, MS. The railroad currently transports approximately 10,000 carloads of freight annually, including commodities such as forest products, plastics, petroleum products, flour and grain. Grenada interchanges with Canadian National Railway Company at Southaven, MS – and has access to four additional Class I railroads, including Norfolk Southern Corporation, CSX Corporation, Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific Corporation, allowing for rail connections throughout North America. Grenada’s location makes it a highly desirable rail freight service provider for shippers in northern and central Mississippi and a prime railcar storage location. Grenada also anticipates continuing the popular Christmas-themed tourist passenger train at Batesville, MS.
Photo by Delay in Block Productions.