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NS expands bulk transfer terminal in Steel City

Norfolk Southern Corp. now has more capacity at its Pittsburgh bulk transfer terminal — as in 50 more rail-car spots. The Class I recently spent more than $1 million to expand and upgrade the Thoroughbred Bulk Transfer (TBT) facility, which handles food grade, plastics and lumber shipments. As part of the project, NS improved the terminal’s security system and appearance.

Operated by Superior Bulk Logistics, the Pittsburgh TBT also is served by Ohio Central Railroad.

NS currently owns 29 TBT facilities, which transfer bulk products — such as plastic pellets, dry and liquid chemicals, construction materials and food products — from one transportation mode to another (usually rail to truck).

The facilities are located in Atlanta, Augusta and Dalton, Ga.; Baltimore; Bethlehem and Pittsburgh, Pa.; Buffalo, N.Y.; Charlotte, Fayetteville and Winston-Salem, N.C.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Chicago; Cincinnati (two), Cleveland and Columbus (two), Ohio; Edgemoor, Del.; Elizabeth and Paterson, N.J.; Greer, S.C.; Miami and Jacksonville, Fla.; Louisville, Ky.; Mobile, Ala.; Petersburg, Va.; Spartanburg, S.C.; Whiting, Ind.; and Willis, Mich.

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