JANUARY 2023: Follow allong with the Scranton Local as Reading & Northern Train PISB serves a number of customers on a scenic and varied branch line. We explore Cliffs-Cleveland’s shuttered Mountain State Carbon coking plant, and pay a visit to New Jersey’s newest short line and tourist operation. All this plus the latest photos and news stories from across the Northeast in the January issue of Railpace Newsmagazine!

Weekly Rail Traffic for January and the Week Ending January 28, 2023

Weekly Rail Traffic for January and the Week Ending January 28, 2023

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending January 28, 2023, as well as volumes for January 2023. U.S. railroads originated 923,696 carloads in January 2023, up 2.2 percent, or 19,827 carloads, from January 2022. U.S. railroads also originated 919,928 containers and trailers in January 2023, down 8.1 percent, or 81,443 units, from the same month last year. Combined U.S. carload and intermodal originations in January 2023 were 1,843,624, down 3.2 percent, or 61,616 carloads and intermodal units from January 2022.


Passenger Trains Return to Salem County, New Jersey

Passenger Trains Return to Salem County, New Jersey

SMS Rail Lines recently took over the Salem Branch from Southern Railroad of New Jersey, operating it as Woodstown Central.


PISB: Reading & Northern Scranton Local

PISB: Reading & Northern Scranton Local

Reading & Northern Train PISB, the Scranton Local, provides numerous opportunities to capture traditional short line railroading with a variety of customers served.


Mountain State Carbon

Mountain State Carbon

Cleveland-Cliffs closed its historic Mountain State Carbon plant along the Ohio River in Follansbee, W.Va., during spring 2022.


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