NS spinning off Delmarva Lines

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NS spinning off Delmarva Lines

Postby lakeshoredave » Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:33 pm

I heard about this on another website. How true is this?
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Re: NS spinning off Delmarva Lines

Postby RailVet » Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:16 am

I read about it a decade ago here:

http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/r ... ?2,1105608

I haven't heard anything recently.
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Re: NS spinning off Delmarva Lines

Postby Sir Ray » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:47 am

RailVet wrote:I read about it a decade ago here:
http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/r ... ?2,1105608
I haven't heard anything recently.

Sort of amusing (and a bit depressing) how that thread mentions the Chrysler Newark plant as an important generator of traffic, although traffic was down somewhat at the time.
Of course, traffic from that plant is now down to zero, as the plant closed in 2008 and the property was sold to the University of Delaware.
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Re: NS spinning off Delmarva Lines

Postby riffian » Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:59 pm

Also mentions Edgemoor Yard as "booming". Probably not so much today as DuPont's huge Edgemoor Works is in the process of shutting down in its entirety and will shortly be razed. No word on any potential use for this river front property.
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Re: NS spinning off Delmarva Lines

Postby RockGp40 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:27 pm

Lakeshoredave, what forum were you reading about this if I may ask? This seems probable given the current woes of NS.
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Re: NS spinning off Delmarva Lines

Postby bluedash2 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:02 pm

Nothing but rumors. No filing to this day has occurred. The rumors started the day NS made cuts in the track dept a few weeks ago. Yes traffic is down, but NS is making cuts all around the system.
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Re: NS spinning off Delmarva Lines

Postby bluedash2 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:44 pm

Lakeshore- I'm sure you mean well and were just curious of the rumors but the title of this should have been a question. The title gets folks thinking the wrong thing. And yes NS mgt knows about the FB rumors and is dealing with it if you know what I mean. It should be titled "Is NS selling the .....??"
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Re: NS spinning off Delmarva Lines

Postby Sand Box John » Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:03 am

"bluedash2"
Nothing but rumors. No filing to this day has occurred. The rumors started the day NS made cuts in the track dept a few weeks ago. Yes traffic is down, but NS is making cuts all around the system.


Norfolk Southern's track department did a rehabilitation on line between Seaford and Pocomoke City about 6 years ago. In the last 2 years they rebuild all of the grade crossings between Fruitland and Princess Anne and added lights and gates to the crossing at Crown Road south of Fruitland.
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Re: NS spinning off Delmarva Lines

Postby lakeshoredave » Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:30 am

good information. i appreciate that stuff you guys posted.
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Re: NS spinning off Delmarva Lines

Postby bluedash2 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:31 pm

Sand Box John wrote:"bluedash2"
Nothing but rumors. No filing to this day has occurred. The rumors started the day NS made cuts in the track dept a few weeks ago. Yes traffic is down, but NS is making cuts all around the system.


Norfolk Southern's track department did a rehabilitation on line between Seaford and Pocomoke City about 6 years ago. In the last 2 years they rebuild all of the grade crossings between Fruitland and Princess Anne and added lights and gates to the crossing at Crown Road south of Fruitland.

They have also downgraded some of the speed limits on the Delmarva. Certain sections that were 30 or 40 are all 25 as of a couple of weeks ago.
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Re: NS spinning off Delmarva Lines

Postby Teutobergerwald » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:36 pm

How is this progressing ????
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