• NS discontinues service over line in VA

  • Discussion pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Discussion pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

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  by RailVet
 
On the heels of the NS petition to the STB to discontinue service over its former Atlantic & Danville line from Franklin to Edgerton, VA, a few months ago, NS has petitioned the STB to discontinue service over 17.8 miles of track from Franklin east to Suffolk, VA.

According to the NS filing, “Service over the Line has more recently also been suspended as of January 31, 2014, due to similar track condition concerns and declining traffic levels. For example, in the twelve months ending September of 2013 (the Base Year for purposes of this proceeding), NSR handled 203 carloads originating or terminating on the Line, of which the majority consisted of caustic sodium used in the manufacture of paper products. The paper mill located at Franklin is operated by International Paper, and it is served by NSR and also by CSX Transportation, Inc. ("CSXT") via CSXT's Portsmouth-Weldon (Virginia) main line.”

Details here:

STB filing:
http://www.stb.dot.gov/filings/all.nsf/ ... 235664.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

News story:
http://www.tidewaternews.com/2014/04/04 ... ocal-line/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;