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Regional of the Year: Conrail; Short Line of the Year: North Shore Railroad

Written by Railway Age Staff

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at the morning general session during the ASLRRA Connections Convention, Railway Age will present its 2017 Short Line and Regional Railroads of the Year awards to the North Shore Railroad and Conrail, respectively.

North ShoreConrail (known officially as Conrail Shared Assets Organization or CSAO) is a switching and terminal railroad serving the Detroit, North Jersey and South Jersey/Philadelphia freight markets. CSAO began life on June 1, 1999 with the NS/CSX split of “Big” Conrail. It is the eighth-largest railroad in the U.S. measured in hours worked.

It is rather unusual for a Class III railroad to handle dimensional (high/wide) loads. The North Shore (NSHR) has the distinction of handling such traffic in volume, moving a variety of specialized, dimensional shipments over a short period of time.

NHSR operates a remnant of the ex-Delaware, Lackwanna & Western Bloom branch in Pennsylvania (Heritage: DL&W, Erie Lackawanna, Conrail), along the north branch of the Susquehanna River.







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