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ShortlinesUSA
12-04-2012, 03:12 PM
Another big customer opening in the spring of 2013. This will be a VERY nice shot in the arm for the east end of the Ohio Central:

http://www.progressiverailroading.com/short_lines_regionals/news/Genesee-Wyoming-lands-largest-Utica-Shale-customer--33506

The plant will be located at Scio, Ohio. From there west to Bowerston, both OC and the WLE operate on this segment, so this could become a bustling area for regional railroad fanning by next summer.

The WLE is already seeing major benefits from a similar plant built at Westland, PA which opened in late summer 2012.

JRMDC
12-04-2012, 06:08 PM
Is the Columbus and Ohio River RR operated jointly with the OC, or is it the OC in all but name? Is it equivalent in status to the P&OC? Is the equipment in a C&OR scheme or an OC scheme?

TIA

ShortlinesUSA
12-04-2012, 06:17 PM
CUOH is one of several paper railroads which make up the combined Ohio Central System in Ohio. There is no equipment lettered for the CUOH. The POHC is actually a separate operation, though part of the Ohio Central family, with its own uniquely lettered equipment.