Pennsylvania Short Line Set Record in 2019 for Traffic

Pennsylvania-based short line Delaware-Lackawanna has reported that it set a record in 2019 for freight carloads handled, making it the third consecutive year of carload records.

The carrier handled 9,690 cars, which bested the 2018 record by 2.5 percent.

D-L said it also used $2.8 million in grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to improve its rail infrastructure, including new ties, rail, ballast and surfacing.

It also up graded two bridges. The Carbondale Rail Transload facility was recently awarded a PennDOT grant of $297,528 for upgrades and expansion.

DL is the designated rail operator for the Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority-owned rail lines in Lackawanna and Monroe Counties.

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