• Mount Union Connecting Railroad Updated

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Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in Pennsylvania

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  by bwparker1
Information provided courtesy of Lance Myers, Owner of Railfanusa.com

The Mt. Union connecting RR (Mt. Union) can now be added to the list of
locations served by Altoona local C42.

In November, MTC received its first official shipment. The 2nd is sitting at
the loading dock right now.

The MTC still does not have an operational locomotive and still has another mile of railroad to reopen, but NS has agreed to serve the Mt Union Yard (if you could call two tracks a yard). C42 backs down the yard tracks, presumably while on its way back from serving Mifflin.

Blue Rock Pallets has been getting a single boxcar load of pallet wood to
transload into three trucks to take to their facility. I have no idea where it

Blue Rock Pallets is the only customer so far. That's all I know.

Last edited by bwparker1 on Fri Dec 22, 2006 7:58 am, edited 1 time in total.

  by Sir Ray
I know this was discussed and promised for years (at least since 1998, according to the linked site), and then it sort of dropped off the planet.
Cool to see Mount Union freight service finally begin - cheers!


  by thebigham
Thanks for this great news!

  by bwparker1
To dig up a super old topic, I think this outfit may have bit the dust, can anyone confirm that there are no longer operations for the MUCRR?

  by NYSW3614
Well this is interesting because I was there Monday and there was a crew working on pulling old ties on the "main" leading up to the loading dock that was built for replacement. Wonder what's going on.

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