Pa. Carrier Increasing Capacity for Lime Trains

The Nittany & Bald Eagle Railroad of central Pennsylvania is building a track to hold lime shipments destined for the Homer City Generating station.

The carrier is increasing track capacity in anticipation of increased shipments of rail cars of lime from limestone plant Graymont.

The power plant reduces emissions through scrubbers that use the lime for cleaning.

Each lime train is built in blocks of 45 cars. The Graymount plant had enough siding capacity for its current business, but not enough for the Homer City business,

The lime will move from the Nittany & Bald Eagle to the Norfolk Southern then to the Buffalo & Pittsburgh for final delivery to the power plant.

The 70-mile N&BE is owned by the SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority and operates between Lock Haven and Tyrone with branches to Bellefonte and State College.

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