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Dover & Delaware River Railroad

Project Highlights

  • Use of steel ties increase clearance by 6 inches, without undercutting
  • Use of steel ties on this project saved the customer $3 million
Chesapeake & Delaware LLC’s Dover & Delaware River Railroad
Phillipsburg, N.J.
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The installation of NARSTCO steel ties greatly improved performance and saved millions of dollars for Chesapeake & Delaware LLC’s Dover & Delaware River Railroad.

For its Bridge Clearance Project along the Dover & Delaware River Railroad near Phillipsburg, N.J., the customer chose NARSTCO’s M10 Steel Ties. The end result was an increased clearance of about 6 inches – without undercutting – and allowed for Plate F Boxcars to safely navigate this line to and from the nearby Class 1 network. The installation of NARSTCO ties solved a decades-old problem for the operator and has saved the shortline close to $3 million.

In all, the shortline has more than 2,000 NARSTCO Steel Ties throughout their network.

Work on this successful project was performed by Railroad Construction Company, Inc. (RCC) of Paterson, N.J.