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Southern Spur takes over Silverton Rail

<p>Perth-based Southern Spur group and a consortium of other rail interests have taken over Silverton Rail, Australia’s oldest privately owned rail operator. </p> <p>Under the deal, Southern Spur will take over the operations, maintenance operator RTS will take over maintenance depots in Broken Hill and Parkes, and specialist rail financier Alco will take on the other assets. </p> <p>The consortium did not disclose how it paid for Silverton, which was previously headed by J G Clements.</p> <p>Silverton is primarily a regional New South Wales operator. </p> <p>Southern Spur is a specialist rail services company, operating shuttle and freight operations, specialist rail maintenance trains, the <em>Spirit of the West</em> restaurant train, and labour hire and training services.</p> <br />