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ShortlinesUSA
01-04-2012, 09:11 PM
Looks like the resurrgence of the Sparrows Point steel mill on Baltimore's east side is going to be short lived. Operations looked very healthy this fall, with lots of switching around the plant and the very sought after WLE ore and coke trains running over CSX to Baltimore.

The situation sounds pretty drastic, more than most media outlets will let on. This article is pretty to the point:

http://www.baltimorebrew.com/2012/01/03/sparrows-point-will-continue-to-idle-blast-furnace-run-limited-operations/

WLE delivered a loaded coke train to CSX at Connellsville on Christmas Eve, but it was turned back to the WLE as a load and returned to Mingo Junction, OH on New Years Day.

Sparrows Point was driving some nice traffic out of Baltimore we hadn't seen in years. It was nice while it lasted, I hope it will be back, and not just from a fan perspective, as those are good paying jobs being lost.