NS Plans Coal Train Staging Yard in Swanton

Norfolk Southern has proposed building a coal train staging yard along its Chicago line at Swanton.

NS logo 2The seven-track facility would be located on the west side of town and includes four double-ended tracks, each capable of accommodating 130-car coal trains, and three stub-ended tracks for switching freight cars needed for repair.

Members of the Swanton City County expressed concern about noise, dust, light pollution and other safety issues, but have not indicated that they oppose the development.

NS would purchase a quarter-acre of land from the city that would be used for the yard. Once completed, the facility would employ about 12 people.

Advertisements

Tags: , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: