Reading & Northern took delivery of its first Unit Train of Frac Sand around 10:30 am on Sunday, May 15, 2022. Norfolk Southern Railroad delivered the train to Reading & Northern’s North Reading Yard where R&N crews were on hand to receive the train and immediately take it to R&N’s Sand Storage facility in Pittston, PA. The train arrived at Pittston at 3:30 pm., exemplifying R&N’s premium freight service.
Last year R&N identified a regional need for a transload terminal and began the process of building a facility in Tunkhannock, PA. The Tunkhannock Transload Terminal opened earlier this year for Marcellus and Non-Marcellus transload business. Frac Sand is an anchor commodity of the terminal and R&N expects to move significant tonnage through Tunkhannock.
-via Press Release