Pennsylvania Short Line to Lay New Rail

Frontier Railroad Services has been given a $2.4 million contract to replace more than four miles of rail used by the Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad.

The Pennsylvania Rail Transportation Assistance Program is providing 70 percent of the funding for the project.

Te Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation owns the 33-mile railroad, which is operated by Carload Express. Carload Express is providing $709,275 toward the project.

The work involves improving the Radebaugh Rail Relay section of the route between Greengate Centre shopping plaza in Hempfield and Youngwood by laying welded rail.

The project is expected to be completed by September and is the fourth rail relay grant the WCIDC has received.

Previous work involved laying 8.76 miles of new rail.

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