Has anyone been north of Hallwood to check on the progress that the Delmarva Central has made in refurbishing the line?
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Demolition of the railroad tracks in the Bloxom area has begun. An excavator was seen Sunday taking up old railroad ties in Bloxom. The action belies any hope that track could be rehabilitated to extend railroad service south of the current terminus in Hallwood.https://shoredailynews.com/headlines/tr ... oxom-area/?
Canonie Atlantic, the parent company of the railroad, is currently working with the Rails To Trails program to retain the track bed to provide right of ways for a proposed sewer line, broadband lines and other possible uses. The program would also make the right of way available in the event that in the future, rail service could be returned if feasible.
St. Julian’s Yard in Norfolk, Virginia is the site on which Amtrak services its passenger trains that terminate and originate from Norfolk Station. The land and some rail assets are currently owned by Canonie Atlantic, a private company owned by the Accomack-Northampton Transportation District Commission. Purchase of Amtrak train service facility in Norfolk, VA from Canonie Atlantic will secure the site for current and future Amtrak service to Norfolk.http://www.drpt.virginia.gov/media/3298 ... -final.pdf