July 2, 2019 (Harrington, DE) – Delmarva Central Railroad Co. (DCR) hosted a visit from U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) and his office. The group toured DCR’s operations headquarters in Harrington Delaware on July 1, viewing locomotives and enjoying a locomotive cab ride from Harrington to Clayton. DCR’s leadership team reviewed rail safety and highlighted the importance of rail freight transportation to the Delmarva Peninsula and its impact on the region’s economy.
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About Delmarva Central Railroad
The Delmarva Central Railroad Company (DCR), a subsidiary of Carload Express Inc. (CEI), operates 188 miles of rail line in Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. The lines run from near Porter, Delaware, (south of Wilmington) south to Hallwood, Virginia; and from Harrington, Delaware, to Frankford, Delaware, with branches to Milton and Gravel Hill. DCR interchanges with Norfolk Southern, as well as the Maryland & Delaware Railroad in several locations on the Delmarva Peninsula. DCR helps keep over 100,000 trucks off of Delaware’s highways each year.
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 100 employees operate 24 hours per day, seven days per week, serving over 100 customers on 344 route miles of track. For more information, please see: carloadexpress.com.