The Shippensburg Secondary connects with the Port Road Branch at Stell, the first interlocking east (south) out of Enola Yard. It is controlled by track warrant up to a point just east of Carlisle, where it becomes the Carlisle Running track (or Carlisle Runner) which is occupied by verbal permission of the dispatcher. The line is controlled by the NS Main Line dispatcher desk. From Stell the line proceeds west to Lemoyne where it runs briefly alongside the NS Lurgan Branch, which it connects to with a short strech of track called the Camp Connection. The small yard on the line is called Shiremanstown Yard in the town of Shiremanstown (under the Rt. 15 bridge) where there are several industries around and where the locals that work this line are based. There are yard jobs/switchers on both 1st and 2nd shifts that work the yard and the industries around the yard and on line down to Mechanicsburg. There is a road local on duty in the morning to work down to Carlisle and back to Shiremanstown. At night there is a road local that leaves Shiremanstown and uses the Camp Connection to work industries on the the Lurgan Branch, mostly PPG at Mt Holly Springs and the Gettysburg Railroad interchange, and another road local that serves as a transfer run from Shiremanstown to Enola and return.
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