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Pa. Short Line Opens Locomotive Shop

September 25, 2020

The Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad has opened a new $2.5 million locomotive shop in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

The facility has two 200-foot interior tracks inside, an 83-foot walk-in inspection pit, and a 20-ton crane used for most major locomotive work.

The shop will be used to maintain the short line railroad’s fleet of 35 active Alco and Montreal Locomotive Works locomotives.

The shop was built on the site that once housed a Delaware & Hudson roundhouse.

It replaces a smaller two-track facility in South Scranton that will now be used for track equipment maintenance.

The D-L uses 23 miles of former D&H track between Scranton and Carbondale.

It also operates on former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western tacks owned by the Pennsylvania Northeast Rail Authority.

The D-L recently received a $900,000 Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements grant to be used to make improvements to the railroad’s Green Ridge Yard in Scranton.

NRE to Lay Off 60-65 at Paducah Plant

January 12, 2017

National Railway Equipment Company in Paducah, Kentucky, will lay off  between 60 to 65 employees late this month.

KentuckyThe affected workers are employed in the company’s locomotive and locomotive components repair shop. The plant employs 100 workers.

NRE spokesperson Hal Burgan said some wheel and electric work will be transferred to a facility in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

The company attributed the layoffs to a national downtown in freight business.

“NRE is actively pursuing domestic and international bids, and when locomotive sales increase NRE will bring people back to work,” Buran said in a statement.