Tag Archives: Intermodal

[600th Post!] Loading Heritage Containers In Hanover

There’s been something going on in (railroad) Hanover, Pa. the last few weeks… Nanticoke to us locals. Blue 20′ foot containers with “HERITAGE” markings are being loaded somewhere near Nanticoke. Not a lots been told about where the containers are coming from or where they’re going once loaded or what their even loaded with. One […]

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J.B. Hunt…. Moving To Taylor Yard?

Although this is still speculation to me at this point, I got this information from a very reliable source (a high-ranking NS employee) that J.B. Hunt Trucking has indeed purchased land adjacent to the Taylor Yard in Taylor, Pa.. Assuming that this information is true then I don’t have to explain what that means. Down […]

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Could This Be The Future Of The Sunbury Line?

Since the takeover of the south end of the Delaware & Hudson by Norfolk Southern lots of changes have been taking place…. Forget, if you will, about the red corporate raider known as Canadian Pacific for now and focus on some of the positive things. Since September 19th, 2015 we’ve seen new freight patterns, lots […]

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Rail Link Could Revive Maine Shipping Port

By Tom Bell (Associated Press) PORTLAND, Maine – Freight trains are rolling through New England carrying the first-ever shipping containers loaded on the Portland waterfront. The new train service is the product of years of planning and millions in public and private investment, with the goal of connecting this once-thriving port by rail with freight […]

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Trailers-On-Flat-Cars…. Get Up, Get Out And Go Shoot Em’ While You Still Can

Long time trailer fanatic UPS (United Parcel Service) is converting from trailers to containers as is their biggest rival FedEx Freight. In case you’ve been asleep at the wheel, the intermodal industry is slowly but surely phasing out the truck trailer on flatcar concept in favor of double stacked containers. This shouldn’t come as a […]

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An “EPIC” Commodity Returns.. At Least Let’s Hope So

Back in the heydays of Canadian Pacific, waste from the NYC area in special intermodal containers were a common sight on trains like 166 (Toronto, Canada to Oak Island, NJ) and 167 (Oak Island, NJ to Toronto, Canada). But like all things that was the CP, those good things came to an end. Lots of freight was lost […]

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