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Record Carloads for Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad, Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad-Again!

Written by Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor – Railway Age 01-02-2020 The Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad Co., Inc. (DL) notched an all-time record for freight carloads handled in 2019 with 9,690, which marks DL’s third straight year of carload records. The mark bested 2018’s record by 2.5%. And DL, the designated rail operator for the PNRRA-owned rail lines in Lackawanna …

Carloads on the Increase

Progressive Railroading Daily News July 30, 2019 Rail News: Short Lines & Regionals Pennsylvania rail authority logs carload increase in 2019’s first half The Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority (PNRRA) logged a 17 percent increase in carloads transported on its rail system in northeastern Pennsylvania during the first six months of 2019 compared with the …

Written by Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor

Record rail freight for NE PA authority

Written by Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor

Railway Age The Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2018. D-L Alco C425 2423 (ex-PRR 2423) is shown at Scranton following an anniversary excursion to the Delaware Water Gap in May. Railway Age photo by Stuart Chirls Record carloads and economic growth are going hand-in-hand in Lackawanna and Monroe Counties in Northeastern Pennsylvania. For …

The Times-Tribune Scranton, PA

Local freight railroad breaks record.

The Times-Tribune Scranton, PA
Pennsylvania Northeast Authority

A local wheat and flour mill and the natural gas industry helped produce a record year for the regional freight railroad system that runs in Lackawanna and Monroe counties. The growth will require adding new tracks between Scranton and Carbondale to store freight cars. The Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad Co. carried a record 8,572 carloads of goods …

The Times-Tribune, Scranton, PA – Wednesday, January 4, 2017

HOPE PERSISTS FOR NYC RAIL

The Times-Tribune, Scranton, PA – Wednesday, January 4, 2017

If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. But for Northeast Pennsylvanians, the more fundamental problem is simply getting to New York City. Driving to New York rarely is a joy ride due to congestion, coupled with the costs of bridge or tunnel tolls and parking. Buses are a reliable option but …

The Times-Tribune, Scranton, PA – January 14, 2015

Solid growth displays value of rail agency

The Times-Tribune, Scranton, PA – January 14, 2015

The regional rail authority’s 2014 traffic rate expanded by three times the national growth average, affirming its importance to industrial and commercial stability. The Northeast Regional Rail Authority’s Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad experienced a 13.6 percent increase in carloads. Nationally, the carload volume advanced by 4.5 percent, the largest growth rate since 2007. The local expansion in …

The Times-Tribune, Scranton, PA – November 15, 2010

Rails connect area to history

The Times-Tribune, Scranton, PA – November 15, 2010

Northeast Pennsylvania became an engine of the Industrial Revolution on the strength of the energy it produced in the form of coal and the railroads that carried it to markets. There was some neat historical symmetry in an announcement last week that a state grant of $1.3 million will enable the Northeast Regional Railroad Authority …

The Times-Tribune, Scranton, PA – June 22, 2010

Project a gas

The Times-Tribune, Scranton, PA – June 22, 2010

A $500,000 upgrade of the historic rail yard in Fell Twp., which was built in 1825 to help ignite the region’s coal boom, is a good example of the region’s new gas industry’s ability to boost overall economic development and of the growing importance of rail freight to the region. The project will make possible …

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