South Shore Freight?

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South Shore Freight?

Postby jonnhrr » Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:56 pm

As a New Englander who doesn't get out to the Midwest very often, but an admirer of the Chicago South Shore & South Bend, I was wondering how much freight if any still moves over the South Shore.
Also since a public agency (NICTD) now runs the passenger service, is there still an existing South Shore freight-only company, or is this contracted out to some short line?

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Re: South Shore Freight?

Postby JLJ061 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:11 pm

South Shore Freight is still very lucrative to this day.
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Re: South Shore Freight?

Postby jonnhrr » Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:12 pm

Who runs it?
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Re: South Shore Freight?

Postby JLJ061 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:16 pm

I believe it still operates under Anacostia & Pacific, and has perpetual trackage rights with NICTD.
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Re: South Shore Freight?

Postby ebtmikado » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:45 pm

From another New Englander who will be visiting northern Indiana next month:

Would love to catch South Shore freight trains, especially in the streets of Michigan City.
Is there daytime weekday freight service in that area? Any idea of approximate times?
We will have several hours for trainspotting.

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