New railroad, Delmarva Central, files with Feds to operate

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The Delmarva Central Railroad on Friday filed with the Surface Transportation Board to lease 162 miles of Norfolk Southern line on the Delmarva Peninsula. Operations are expected to begin in December.

The new short line is the fourth for Carload Express, based in Oakmont, Pa. The new operation will double the mileage under the company's control.

Carload Express officials were not available for comment, citing a non-disclosure agreement with Norfolk Southern. However, the company's press release says the new line will employ 30 people. The company also recently added 17 locomotives to bring its fleet to 46 units.

Carload Express CEO Russell Peterson called the new railroad “an exciting opportunity” to expand the line's commodity base of agricultural products and aggregates.
“Our team is eager to serve our new customers, create new jobs for local residents and support the economic development of the region,” Russell said.

The Delmarva Central will operate on a former Pennsylvania Railroad line from Porter, Del., near Wilmington, to Pocomoke City, Md., with a branch from Harrington to Frankford, Del. Headquarters for the railroad will be in Harrington.

The railroad will connect with three other short lines on the peninsula, the Maryland and Delaware Railroad based in Federalsburg, Md., the Delaware Coast Line Railroad in Georgetown, Del., and the Bay Coast Railroad in Cape Charles, Va.

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