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Conrail is a service provider for CSX Corporation and Norfolk Southern Corporation.
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Conrail (Shared Assets Operations)
Conrail Shared Assets Operations is the commonly used name for modern-day Conrail (reporting mark CRCX). Conrail is an American railroad company. It operates three networks—the North Jersey, South Jersey/Philadelphia, and Detroit Shared Assets Areas, where it serves as a contract local carrier and switching company for its owners, CSX Transportation and the Norfolk Southern Railway. When most of the former Conrail's track was split between these two railroads, the three shared assets areas (a total of about 1,200 miles of track) were kept separate to avoid giving one railroad an advantage in those areas. The company operates using its own employees and infrastructure, but owns no equipment outside MOW equipment.
North Jersey Shared Assets Area
The North Jersey Shared Assets Area stretches from the North Bergen Yard in North Bergen, New Jersey south into Jersey City and Newark, and beyond to Manville (Port Reading Junction) and Trenton, much of which is operated over Amtrak's Northeast Corridor and New Jersey Transit lines through trackage rights. Primary connections are to CSX's River Subdivision north to Albany, New York at North Bergen, NS's Southern Tier Line northwest to Buffalo, New York at Croxton Yard in Jersey City, NS's Lehigh Line west to Allentown, Pennsylvania and CSX's Trenton Subdivision southwest to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at Manville, and the Conrail South Jersey/Philadelphia Shared Assets Area at Trenton. Oak Island Yard is the principal yard for the region with smaller ones at Bayonne, Greenville (Jersey City), Linden, Manville, Metuchen, Newark, Old Bridge and Port Reading (Woodbridge).
Passaic and Harsimus Line "P&HL" - formerly Northeast Corridor at Waverly, New Jersey, now Oak Island Yard to Jersey City
Northern Running Track "NRTB" - from 'CP Hack' and interchange with Passaic and Harsimus Line with connections to Marion Junction, New Jersey, Croxton Yard, interchange with New York Susquehanna & Western at 'CP West Croxton' and ending at 'CP-1' of CSX North Bergen Yard
South Jersey/Philadelphia Shared Assets Area
The New Jersey Department of Transportation anticipated in 2010 increased freight activity in South Jersey that has led to capital improvement and expansion projects for this designated area. The South Jersey/Philadelphia Shared Assets Area is operated out of Pavonia Yard in Camden, New Jersey, with smaller yards in Marcus Hook, Paulsboro, Millville, Morrisville, Frankford Junction, Burlington, Port Richmond and South Philadelphia.
Atlantic City Line - trackage rights along New Jersey Transit from Bordentown Secondary at Delair, New Jersey to Winslow Junction, New Jersey
Bordentown Secondary - CP Hatch to Northeast Corridor at Millham in Trenton, New Jersey
Robbinsville Industrial Track - Bordentown Secondary at Bordentown, New Jersey to Yardville, New Jersey in Hamilton Township.
Northeast Corridor - trackage rights along Amtrak (Northeast Corridor) from Northern New Jersey operations border at Princeton Junction, New Jersey to Philadelphia.
Delair Branch - Pavonia Running tracks at CP Hatch Delair, New Jersey to CSX (Philadelphia Subdivision and Trenton Subdivision) at Park Junction in Philadelphia, PA.
Pemberton Industrial Track - Runs from NJT CP Jordan (Pennsauken) to Mount Holly, NJ.
Beesley's Point Secondary - Vineland Secondary at CP Brown in Camden, New Jersey to Tuckahoe, NJ to Beesley's Point Industrial Track at Palermo, New Jersey
Beesley's Point Industrial Track - Beesley's Point Secondary at Palermo, New Jersey to Beesley's Point, New Jersey
Vineland Secondary - Camden Running track at CP Mill at the south end of Pavonia Yard in Camden to Millville, New Jersey
Grenloch Industrial Track - the Vineland Secondary Track in North Gloucester City, NJ to the Interstate Business Park in Bellmawr, NJ.
Penns Grove Secondary - Salem Secondary and Vineland Secondary at Woodbury, New Jersey to Deepwater Point Running Track at Penns Grove, New Jersey
Deepwater Point Running Track - Penns Grove Secondary at Penns Grove, New Jersey to Deepwater, New Jersey
Salem Running Track - Penns Grove Secondary and Vineland Secondary at Woodbury,NJ to Swedesboro,NJ for a connection to the Southern Railroad of New Jersey's Salem Branch
Chester Secondary - CSX RG yard at Eastwick to SEPTA's Airport Line, Lester, and Chester.
The south track at the Delair Lift Bridge (part of the Delair Branch) is used by Conrail; the north track is used by New Jersey Transit's Atlantic City Line.
Detroit Shared Assets Area
The Detroit Shared Assets Area consists of:
Detroit Line - From junction with Norfolk Southern Detroit Line in Gibraltar, Michigan at MP 20 to junction with Conrail North Yard Branch at CP-West Detroit.
North Yard Branch - From junction with Conrail Detroit Line at CP-West Detroit to junction with Conrail Sterling Secondary at CP-North Yard.
Sterling Secondary & Utica Industrial Track - From junction with the Conrail North Yard Branch at CP-North Yard to the end of the Utica Industrial Track at MP 27.
Michigan Line (runs parallel to Michigan Avenue, US Hwy 12) - CP-Townline in Dearborn (junction with Amtrak Michigan Line) to CP-Bay City Jct.
Lincoln Secondary - From junction with CSXT Toledo Terminal Subdivision at Carleton to Ecorse Junction in Detroit. Trains can operate track authority EC-1 forms issued by the CSX RL Dispatcher located in Calumet City, Illinois.
CP-West Detroit, Delray, CP-YD, and River Rouge Yard lie close to each other on the Utica/MP 20 line, giving the whole a rough K-shape. Various spurs and industrial tracks branch off from this trackage. Mileage in both directions is measured from the Michigan Central Railway Tunnel.
Conrail Shared Assets utilizes the following types of locomotives, all supplied by CSX and Norfolk Southern.
Conrail (Conrail Shared Assets Operations) Overview
Reporting mark: CRCX
Locale: three separate networks, in the Detroit, MI, Philadelphia, PA, and Newark, NJ areas
Dates of operation: June 1, 1999–present
Track gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Headquarters: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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