Railroad at Our Aberdeen meeting on Tuesday


Puget Sound and Pacific Railroad representatives will take written questions from Our Aberdeen’s Waterfront Committee at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. Because the committee expects a larger crowd, the group was given permission by Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson recently to use the third floor of city hall for the meeting.

Interest in operations of the railroad is keen thanks to concern about safety issues due to aging infrastructure, proposed crude-by-rail projects and the possibility of increased train traffic on the Harbor in general.

“This meeting has been called to allow the railroad to give a presentation and answer written questions,” Gregory Johnson of the committee said in an email. General Manager Donald Seil of PS&P, located in Elma, will handle the event for the railroad, he said.

“Please email your well-thought-out questions ASAP (to info@ouraberdeen.com) or prepare to provide them at the beginning of the meeting,” Johnson said. “I will be reading the questions to the railroad team.”

Questions may be consolidated and the event is due to end at 7:30 p.m.