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New Castle Industrial Railroad

Pennsylvania shortline

Formed in 1991, the New Castle Industrial Railroad is an active local switching shortline serving various industrial sites and railroad rebuilding services in and around New Castle, Pennsylvania. The operation utilizes right of way and rehabilitated trackage left over from fallen flag lines that once served the New Castle area, including the Pennsylvania, the Baltimore & Ohio, and the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie. Regular freight interchange is made with CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern, as well as occasional traffic from the Buffalo & Pittsburgh. Commodities handled include steel products, scrap metal, recycling, plastic pellets, fracking sand, road salt, and Kasgro specialty railcars. A shop is maintained off Moravia Street in New Castle.

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This page was updated on 2016-02-05