Pa. Short Line to be Named Railroad of the Year

A Pennsylvania short line railroad will received the short line railroad of the year award at the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association’s annual meeting later this month in Grapevine, Texas.

The North Shore Railroad will also receive the ASLRRA 2017 Marketing Award.

In a news release, North Shore officials attributed the awards to recent work in securing and moving a record number of high-and-wide loads.

“When we began consideration of and preparation for these high-and-wide shipments two years ago, there was never a guarantee that we would see them,” said Todd Hunter, North Shore’s chief marketing officer. “However, having ‘local boots on the ground’ gave us a leg up in meeting all the criteria to handle these oversized loads.”

The short line railroad of the year award is presented by Railway Age magazine. There are more than 500 short line railroads in the United States.

North Shore affiliate, Nittany & Bald Eagle Railroad, received the honor in 2016.

Since the award was first awarded 21 years ago, only three railroad companies have earned this award two years in a row.

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