R.J. Corman Acquires Three Shortlines Along PA/NY Border.
19.August, Nicholasville KY – R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC finalized an agreement to acquire Owego and Harford Railway (OHRY), Lehigh Railway (LRWY), and Luzerne and Susquehanna Railway (LS), as well as TranZ, a transload service provider operating on the short line railroads. The three short line railroads haul a variety of freight including sand, drill cuttings, scrap, feed […]
Shippers Call in Big Guns to Negotiate Adequate Rail Service.
17.August, Plattsburgh NY — CP #D11 train resumed five-day local service, in response to a rebellion by local rail-served businesses and their political representatives. Prior to the CVD-19 pandemic, CP had reduced Plattsburgh service from five to three days weekly, with no specific reason provided at the time, according to members of South Junction Enterprises, an […]
Par Sale Takes Shape on "Where's Waldo?" OCS Run. BOD and Changing Cast of Rival Rail Execs Pull Out of XO; Empty Train Pulls into ED.
This report is based on live sightings by R&P staff, and reports from R&P exclusive sources. 14.July, Ayer MA – The Pan Am Office Car Special (OCS-14) departed Ayer at 0930 hrs headed west. Consist was MEC 1 (a/k/a “PAR 1”), MEC 2 (“PAR 2”), ST 103 (“Syd Culliford”), ST 102 (“Bluebird”), ST 101, ST […]
There has been a lot of Discussion Lately about the Results and Effects of CSX's Implementation of Precision Scheduled Railroading. To Kick Off a Broad Analysis of that Operating Philosophy's Impact Upon Rail Activity in ANRP's Region, We Begin with a Basic Then-And-Now Review of CSX Train Operations.
Precision Scheduled Railroading has generated promises, alarm, financial results, and angst – but what has it meant on the ground for customers? An examination of CSX regional train operation changes since PSR’s implementation indicates that road “manifest” and intermodal trains have been combined and lengthened, but local freights are running about the same. Syracuse NY […]