Pennsylvania short-liner will use federal grant to upgrade aging line

Written by Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief
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Delmarva Central Railroad is getting ready to upgrade track that is almost 100 years old.

Delmarva Central Railroad, Oakmont, Pa., is getting ready to receive a U.S. DOT grant to help out a track that is nearly 100 years old.

The railroad is set to receive $18.8 million in federal funding from the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement Program (CRISI). The money will be used to upgrade three rail bridges that cross the Nanticoke River, the Pocomoke River and the C-and-D Canal. Delmarva Central Railroad will be spending $29.4 million.

Rail crossings and the main line also will be upgraded. The railroad uses 188 miles of track used to transport agricultural products and other goods.

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