Oakmont, PA, June 11, 2018 – Carload Express, Inc. announced expansion of rail freight service to the Commonwealth of Virginia, through the lease of 14.8 miles of rail line between Pocomoke City, Md. and Hallwood, Virginia. After the cessation of Bay Coast Railroad’s rail operations in May, Carload’s Delmarva Central Railroad (DCR) entered into a lease and operating agreement with the underlying landowner, Canonie Atlantic Co. (CAC), to restore and enhance rail service on the northern portion of the former Bay Coast Railroad. This portion of rail line will be served by DCR’s Delmar, Delaware, freight service, with connections to Norfolk Southern via DCR’s interchanges at Clayton and Tasker, Delaware.
“Carload Express is excited to incorporate this new line into its existing DCR operations and to begin providing efficient customer-focused rail service to its new customers in Virginia,” said president Mark Rosner. “Our agreement with CAC supports industrial development on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and provides a long-term solution for rail service in Accomack County.”
With this addition, Delmarva Central Railroad’s network totals 177 miles in three states, serving over 40 customers.
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About Carload Express
Carload Express Inc. operates four shortline railroads: The Allegheny Valley Railroad (AVR) and Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad (SWP) serving western Pennsylvania; the Ohio Terminal Railway (OHIO) serving the Ohio River Valley bordering Ohio and West Virginia; and the Delmarva Central Railroad (DCR) 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 over 100 customers on 333 route miles of track. For more information, please see: carloadexpress.com.