Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Norfolk Southern Opens Key Patriot Corridor Terminal

(via the newswire)

MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. — Norfolk Southern formally opened its new Mechanicville intermodal terminal, a key part of its Patriot Corridor initiative, this week. Operations began at 12:01 a.m. Monday, with daily arrivals and departures to and from Chicago.

The Patriot Corridor is NS’s play for the New England intermodal market launched in conjunction with Canadian Pacific and Pan Am Railways. The Mechanicville terminal will serve Albany, N.Y., metro area shippers. It’s also a key site for intermodal trains bound for Ayer, Mass., as they’ll be “fileted” (single-stacked) eastbound and “toupeed” (double-stacked) westbound. That’s necessary because the Hoosac Tunnel in Massachusetts can’t clear double-stacked containers.

The terminal will handle containers only, including 53-foot domestic boxes, EMP containers, or ocean containers.

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