R&N Helps Ohio Transload Facility Open

Pennsylvania regional railroad Reading & Northern said the first rail cars have been delivered to a new transloading facility located in Delta, Ohio.

The cars were unloaded at the facility located at the North Star BlueScope Steel mill, thus culminating a years-long effort to convert shipments of anthracite coal from truck to rail, R&N said in a news release.

The release said NSBS wanted to improve delivery of Pennsylvania anthracite coal by creating the transfer center in Delta, which is located west of Toledo along the Chicago Line of Norfolk Southern and a route of the Indiana & Ohio that was once part of the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton.

R&N provided dedicated pneumatic trucks and negotiated with one of NSBS’s suppliers to locate a site to unload rail cars and load trucks.

It also acquired additional covered hoppers to haul the coal.

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