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Maryland Transit Administration to upgrade freight-rail line

The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) recently began rehabilitating 17.5 miles of a state-owned freight-rail line between Massey and Worton.

The $1.5 million project is being managed by Bullock Construction. To be completed in May 2010, the project calls for replacing rail and more than 6,000 ties, and installing ballast.
The state leases the line to the Maryland & Delaware Railroad, which uses the route to move lumber, soy meal, corn, wheat and barley, and dry fertilizer. The short line’s major customers include Crop Production Services, Genovique, Perdue, Southern States and Willards.

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