R.J. Corman

Local News
3:00 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Kentucky Railroad Company Founder R.J. Corman Dies at 58

Transylvania University

A well-known Kentucky businessman has died after a long battle with cancer.

R.J. “Rick” Corman died this morning at his home in Nicholasville.   He was 58.

Corman ran a multimillion dollar railroad and construction company that employs more than one thousand people in 22 states.

He was diagnosed in 2001 with multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer.

Corman was the founder and sole owner of R.J. Corman Railroad Group, which became one of only two major companies offering 24-hour emergency derailment cleanup for railways.

Local News
9:59 am
Thu August 15, 2013

P&L Railway Train Derails Near Elizabethtown

Credit Paducah & Louisville Railway

ELIZABETHTOWN — Officials say crews are cleaning up after a train derailed in central Kentucky sending 15 cars carrying coal off the tracks.

The News-Enterprise reports that no injuries were reported when the Paducah & Louisville train derailed early Thursday morning in northern Hardin County. The train had a total of 88 cars. No hazardous materials were involved.

The newspaper reports crews from R.J. Corman were cleaning up the site.

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