Short on Space: Regionals and Short Lines Try to Add Infrastructure Today to Ensure They Can Handle More Traffic Tomorrow

The beginning of 2007 saw a slowing of freight rail traffic compared to the end of the previous year, which offers an opportunity for railroads to determine how to expand their capacity for the time when traffic picks up again. The author describes efforts various regional and shortline railroads are making to increase capacity, from building track and yards to boosting train speeds with newer locomotives. One regional, The Indiana Rail Road Co., is building an 8,000-foot siding near Sullivan, Indiana, where delays are common. It is also hoping to build capacity by increasing train speeds. The author describes efforts by other railroads: Iowa Northern Railway Co., Raritan Central Railway L.L.C., Anacostia & Pacific Co., and Iowa Northern.


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  • Accession Number: 01050362
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 2 2007 7:17PM