SAN ANTONIO-In its efforts to provide space for companiesinvolved with the Eagle Ford Shale play, National PropertyHoldings LP of Houston introduced plans to develop the400-acre Alamo Junction Rail Park. The purpose of the businesspark, situated in Bexar County, just south of San Antonio, is toprovide rail-served commercial real estate to oilfield service andsupply companies requiring rail logistics service.

The project's first phase calls for more than 22,000 linear feetof track, which would accommodate manifest and unit train traffic.According to a press release from NPH, daily rail service, operatedby Rail Logix, is scheduled to begin Q3 of 2013and will ultimately interchange with both the Union Pacific andBurlington Northern Santa Fe railroads.

“We've been exploring opportunities to acquire rail-served landtracts around San Antonio for over a year now, and I'm excitedabout the distinct advantages our rail park will offer users," saysMichael Plank, president of National PropertyHoldings in a press release. "The park is well-suited fortransloading and other rail-based logistics activities. Feedback so far has been tremendous."

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