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CSX recognizes Northern Ohio & Western for carload growth


The Northern Ohio & Western Railway (NOW) received the 2017 CSX Short Line Development Award at the 2018 CSX Short Line Workshop held this week in St. Augustine, Florida.

The award recognizes the "cooperative efforts that generated the highest switch carrier carload percentage growth,” said OmniTRAX Inc. officials in a press release. OmniTRAX is NOW's parent company.

CSX gives several awards annually to its short line partners. NOW earned the honor for a switching volume increase of more than 150 percent in 2017, which resulted from additional covered hoppers of lime shipped from Carmeuse Lime, OmniTRAX officials said.

"In the railroad business, it's not easy to double your business in 10 years let alone one, so we're very proud of the hard work and collaboration of Tim Schumm, and the entire NOW team that made it happen," said OmniTRAX Chief Executive Officer Kevin Shuba.

The NOW operates more than 25 miles of track southeast of Toledo, Ohio.

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