Commonwealth Railway

Commonwealth Railway

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Commonwealth Railway, Inc. is a Class III short-line railroad operating 16.5 miles of track of a former Norfolk, Franklin and Danville Railway line from Suffolk, Virginia, to Portsmouth, Virginia. The main office is in the Wilroy area of Suffolk. Commonwealth Railway is owned by Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and is a part of Norfolk Southern's "Thoroughbred Shortline Program." They interchange with Norfolk Southern in Suffolk. An important industry on the line is the BASF Chemical plant in the West Norfolk area of Portsmouth. The plant is usually switched by locomotive #444, a GP16 class locomotive rebuilt by Seaboard Coast Line Railroad in the early 1980s. The main locomotive is #517, a CF7 rebuild of an EMD F7 performed by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in the 1970s.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135707531
  • 9786135707533