Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad

ASLRRA President Chuck Baker

Supporting the Drive to Net Zero Emissions by 2050

ASLRRA PERSPECTIVE, RAILWAY AGE FEBRUARY 2024 ISSUE: Short line railroads are in business to provide shippers with reliable and competitive transportation service. Doing so requires constant attention to improving operating practices, upgrading infrastructure, and maintaining safety. While that is by necessity their focus, a growing number of short lines are also devoting serious time and resources to maximizing the environmental advantages inherent in rail transportation.

First responders training in an East New York subway tunnel. (Caption and Photograph Courtesy of ARH)

Creating a Safer, More Secure Future

Ensuring workplace safety is a top priority for employees, customers, and Anacostia Rail Holdings (ARH). This is why all ARH railroads diligently implement comprehensive safety protocols, offer thorough training, and continually improve

CSS, an affiliate of Anacostia Rail Holdings, provides freight service over 127 miles of line between Chicago and South Bend, Ind., and Chicago and Kingsbury, Ind., with connections to all Chicago-area railroads as well as the Port of Chicago.

CSS Freight, SMART TD Sign New Pact

Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad (CSS) and SMART TD (International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers) have agreed to a new five-year contract for the short line’s 32 represented locomotive engineers, conductors and brakemen.