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12.09.2013

Artikel Nummer: 3002

115 candles for the Belt Line Railroad


The Norfolk and Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad (NPBL), a switching and terminal railroad that serves customers in Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Portsmouth VA (USA), is celebrating its 115th anniversary this month. Its "present" is the delivery of a locomotive painted in the same bright red-and-maroon colours that were used for its first diesel locomotives in the 1950s.

For many years NPBL, jointly owned by Norfolk Southern (NS) and CSX, two class I railroads that serve the region, deployed solid black locomotives with simple NPBL stencilling. NPBL leases its locomotives from NS, which designed the colour scheme and painted NPBL 5260, a GP 38-2 locomotive.

NPBL owns 34 miles of railroad and has rights over 27.35 miles of track on the Norfolk Southern network. NPBL's 33 employees serve 25 customers in South Hampton Roads. (ben)

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