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NS grants trackage rights to Indiana short line


Norfolk Southern Railway recently granted trackage rights to an Indiana short line that hopes to provide "more efficient and economical routings" for its customers, according to a July 3 Surface Transportation Board filing.

Effective June 28, NS gave Central Railroad of Indianapolis (CERA) overhead and limited local trackage rights over a 5-mile stretch of the Class I’s track — from CERA’s connection with NS and West Marion Belt at Marion, Ind., to the connection between West Marion Belt and Winamac Southern Railroad Co. adjacent to NS’ Goodman Yard in Marion; and through the switch serving Bell Fiber Corp. to and including the switch serving Essex Wire Inc.

Owned and operated by RailAmerica Inc., the 85-mile CERA hauls a variety of commodities, including farm products, chemicals, nonmetallic minerals, pulp, paper/allied products, clay, concrete, glass/stone, food products, coal, transportation equipment and scrap metals.

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