The recent sale of the Chamberlain-based Dakota Southern Railway Company could result in lower shipping prices for area producers served by the line, according to its new owners.
Mike Williams and Stan Patterson, who purchased the line, met last week in Chamberlain with the Mitchell-Rapid City Regional Rail Authority and laid out the broad strokes of a multi-year rebuilding plan.
“We talked about the railroad and our plans to rehabilitate it and get it opened up,” Williams, a veteran railroader, told The Daily Republic.
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