A $3 million offer from Lewis County for a little-used piece of a City of Tacoma-owned railroad could help the city extinguish a $6.25 million debt.
Lewis County wants to buy some 20 miles of rail line extending northward from Chehalis to near Maytown. That line is owned by the City of Tacoma and managed by the city’s Tacoma Rail short line railroad.
The Lewis County group would use the rail line for industrial and tourism development and for rail car storage. One of the proposed uses for the line would be as an excursion and dinner train route between …