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Re: Delaware Coast Line Railway

Postby ShortlinesUSA » Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:49 pm

Trains Newswire is reporting that the DCLR is quitting business. I'm not a subscriber, but by the way the headline sounds, the company has elected to cease operations ahead of the end of contract, which ran through the end of this year. If so, this would likely see the Delmarva Central Railroad asked to begin operations ahead of their scheduled takeover date. I'm working to see if I can get more through a local contact.
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Re: Delaware Coast Line Railway

Postby ShortlinesUSA » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:39 pm

And you can forget that. Checked with a solid source, and Trains has it wrong. Still winding down operations on 12/31/18. My apologies if that is what the article already says, but if it does, that's some "old" news they are just getting wind of...
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Re: Delaware Coast Line Railway

Postby RailVet » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:49 am

The DCLR will continue operations up until the end. The company will continue to exist after the end of the year but it will no longer be involved in operating over its current lines.
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Re: Delaware Coast Line Railway

Postby RailVet » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:53 am

Looking at the Trains News Wire article, I don't see anything indicating the DCLR will cease operating early. In fact, the article states, "He [Dan Herholdt, DCLR president] said the railroad's last day will be Dec. 31."
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Re: Delaware Coast Line Railway

Postby motor1 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:10 pm

The city of Lewes wants the state to take away the ballast.

https://www.capegazette.com/article/lew ... way/165380

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Re: Delaware Coast Line Railway

Postby Teutobergerwald » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:04 pm

Did they remove the track at SPI Pharma's facility within the fence line, too?
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Re: Delaware Coast Line Railway

Postby RailVet » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:10 am

The tracks have removed inside SPI. DCLR will continue operations until Dec 31, 2018. On Jan 1, 2019 Delmarva Central will take over operations. DCLR will still be in business but not as a railroad.
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Re: Delaware Coast Line Railway

Postby Teutobergerwald » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:06 pm

Has DCLR sold the Alco T-6, RS-36 and the MLW RS-18 yet?
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Re: Delaware Coast Line Railway

Postby RockGp40 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:06 pm

The DCLR just did work on an industrial siding in Worton, MD. Trackwork will be their core business at the beginning of the year.
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Re: Delaware Coast Line Railway

Postby RailVet » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:42 am

As far as I know, no locomotives have been sold yet. Even before the DCLR received word that it would no longer be operating its routes after the end of the year, it had put one of its locomotives up for sale on Sterling Rail:

http://www.sterlingrail.com/classifieds ... p?id=19426

It's still awaiting a buyer. As for most of the others, I imagine they're still needed for ongoing operations until December 31.
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Re: Delaware Coast Line Railway

Postby RailVet » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:44 pm

The end of the DCLR's operations over its two branches is coming at the end of this month; however, I've yet to hear about which day will see the last run before the Delmarva Central Railroad takes over. If anyone hears anything, please speak up.
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Re: Delaware Coast Line Railway

Postby Teutobergerwald » Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:46 pm

I second that, and also please sound-off if anyone hears about what is to become of the DCL's locomotives and caboose, especially the Alcos & MLW units. Thanks.
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Re: Delaware Coast Line Railway

Postby Teutobergerwald » Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:03 pm

One day left for the DCL.....sorry to see it and the Lewes swing-bridge go. Hopefully Delmarva Central will grow the customer base on the DCL's soon-to-be former trackage.
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