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State wants new rail line for Royal Slope

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ROYAL CITY — Wanna run a railroad?

The state Department of Transportation is looking for a freight rail operator to haul agriculture goods between Royal City and Othello.

The DOT issued a call for proposals last week to operate a train along the 26-mile section of track between the two cities. That stretch of rail has been out of commission for 16 years.

The chosen operator would maintain the track, run the train and also design and present an…

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