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Pass the Salt
Salt is the primary commodity on the Ithaca Central, which is rebuilding business on the portion of the Lehigh Valley line from Ludlowville, NY, to Sayre, PA. A trio of SD40-2s can usually be seen hauling rusty hoppers and tank cars up the hill out of Ithaca, NY, and around picturesque Cayuga Lake. Watco Companies signed a 10-year lease in 2018 with Norfolk Southern to operate the 48.8-mile stretch.
Destined for the curb, a museum-quality O-gauge layout has been painstakingly reassembled over nearly two decades and fills 1,500 square feet over a trucking business.
As model train shows continue to cancel dates, two groups in Colorado and Oklahoma masked up and hosted shows in July…
Traffic on North American railroads continues to lag 2019’s pace. Rail volume in the U.S. Canada and Mexico for the first 32 weeks of 2020 was down 11.5 percent compared to last year…
Through scenery that “enchants the eye,” riding the Milwaukee Road’s Olympian Hiawatha was quite a trip…
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