Branch of Pa. Short Line Sees Traffic Again

A section of the Nittany & Bald Eagle Railway that has been dormant for years is again hosting freight shipments.

Jeff Stover, executive director of SEDA COG Joint Rail Authority, said Centre Concrete near State College, Pennsylvania, has begun having some of its inventory shipped in by rail.

The facility is located on a line that extends from Bellefonte to the east side of State College.

The last customer on the line had been Corning Glass, but that plant closed in June 2003 and with rail service ended aside from rail car storage.

The N&BE is part of North Shore Railroad and a spokesperson for that company said it has seen an uptick in freight shipping.

The freight cars that the N&BE had been storing on the Bellefonte branch were taken to Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

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