Delaware-Lackawanna named NS ‘Short Line Of The Year’

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NORFOLK, Va. –Norfolk Southern has presented Genesee Valley Transportation subsidiary Delaware-Lackawanna with its Short Line of the Year award. In bestowing this honor upon the D-L, the Class I railroad identified the short line’s operational and business development teams, respectively and collectively, for conscientious customer service and commitment to growth.

“Our partnership with the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad has resulted in significant growth across multiple commodities and service improvements for both manifest and unit trains,” says Mike Moen, Norfolk Southern Senior Short Line Development Manager. “Their cooperation and efforts have contributed to a more efficient interchange and an improved service offering for our mutual customers.”

"The public-private model forged in Northeastern Pennsylvania has become a model increasingly used across the United States to save rail trackage that has been abandoned and was being liquidated by private sector railroads,” says Larry Malski, Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority president. “The progress continues in Northeastern Pennsylvania, as evidenced by a 29% increase in carloads during the first four months of 2019 on this trackage." Delaware-Lackawanna is the designated freight operator for the Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority’s rail lines.

Through these partnerships, and through public-good relationships with entities such as the Scranton Chamber of Commerce and Pocono Mountain Economic Development Corp., freight rail is at the throttle of the post-anthracite economic rebirth of northeastern Pennsylvania.

–From a Genesee Valley Transportation press release
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