Dec. 16, 2020 (Cheswold, DE) — Delmarva Central Railroad Company (DCR) delivered the first railcar of pelletized resin to a new National Vinyl Products (NVP) facility in November. NVP recently completed construction and retrofitting at the former PPG location and opened their new rail-served manufacturing facility in Cheswold, 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 offloading blower, manifold and silo system adjacent to the existing rail siding allows NVP to source bulk plastic resins and other materials from across the North America. DCR and NVP support the local community on the eastern shore of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia by supplying competitive transportation and top of the line vinyl fencing and decking respectively.
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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 both Norfolk Southern and 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, and Seaford.
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 100+ 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: carloadexpress.com.