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Delmarva Central Railroad Announces New Customer, Nutrien Ag Solutions

Mar. 2, 2020 (Milford, DE) — Delmarva Central Railroad Company (DCR) delivered the first railcar of fertilizer to a new Nutrien Ag Solutions facility in January. Nutrien recently completed construction and opened a new rail-served fertilizer distribution terminal in Milford, DE. DCR provides daily rail service and a direct connection via Norfolk Southern to the broader north American rail network.

The newly-constructed multi-car railroad siding allows Nutrien to source bulk agricultural and fertilizer products from across the US and Canada. DCR and Nutrien support the agri-business community on the eastern shore of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia by supplying competitive transportation and bulk commodities respectively to the largely rural region that is recognized for its farming and poultry production.  

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About Delmarva Central Railroad

The Delmarva Central Railroad Company (DCR), a subsidiary of Carload Express Inc. (CEI), operates 188 miles of rail line in Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.  The lines run from near Porter, Delaware, (south of Wilmington) south to Hallwood, Virginia; and from Harrington, Delaware, to Frankford, Delaware, with branches to Milton and Gravel Hill.  DCR interchanges with Norfolk Southern, as well as the Maryland & Delaware Railroad in several locations on the Delmarva Peninsula.

DCR is managed locally from offices in Harrington, Delaware.  Freight operations are based out of Harrington, Dover, Seaford and Delmar.

About Carload Express

Carload Express Inc. operates four shortline railroads: The Allegheny Valley Railroad (AVR) and Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad (SWP) serving western Pennsylvania; the Ohio Terminal Railway (OHIO) serving the Ohio River Valley bordering Ohio and West Virginia; and the Delmarva Central Railroad (DCR) serving Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia on the Delmarva Peninsula.   The company handled nearly 90,000 shipments last year, equating to roughly 360,000 fewer trucks on local highways, lowering congestion and road maintenance costs, while significantly reducing carbon emissions and greenhouse gases.  The company and its 105 employees operate 24 hours per day, seven days per week, serving over 100 customers on 344 route miles of track.  For more information, please see: