Carload Express expands Delaware operations

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OAKMONT, Pa. — Carload Express, Inc. today announced a second expansion of rail freight service in the Delmarva Peninsula. Carload’s Delmarva Central Railroad was selected through competitive bid to operate two rail lines owned by the State of Delaware, extending from Georgetown to near Harbeson, Delaware (the "Lewes Running Track”) and from Ellendale to near Milton, Delaware (the "Milton Industrial Track"), a total of 11.7 miles. These lines, presently operated by Delaware Coast Line Railroad, connect with Delmarva Central at Ellendale and Georgetown, respectively.

The state-owned lines will be served by DCR’s existing freight service, with connections to Norfolk Southern via DCR’s interchanges at Clayton and Tasker, Del.

“We express our gratitude to Delaware Department of Transportation for having selected Carload Express to serve the customers on their rail lines” said president Mark Rosner. “We are proud to be able to introduce seamless service to the customers in eastern Delaware and deliver the customer-centric service we have come to be known for.”
With this addition, which takes effect on Jan., 1, 2019, Delmarva Central Railroad’s network will total 188 miles in Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia, serving more than 45 customers.

Carload Express Inc. operates four shortline railroads: The Allegheny Valley Railroad and Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad, serving western Pennsylvania; the Ohio Terminal Railway, serving the Ohio River Valley bordering Ohio and West Virginia; and the Delmarva Central Railroad, serving Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia on the Delmarva Peninsula. The company handled 90,000 shipments last year, equating to roughly 360,000 fewer trucks on local highways, lowering congestion and road maintenance costs, while significantly reducing carbon emissions and greenhouse gases. The company and its 85 employees operate 24 hours per day, seven days per week, serving more than 100 customers on 344 route miles of track. For more information, please see: carloadexpress.com.

Source: Carload Express release

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