M&E Railcar Height Clearances Increased for CSXT Interchange

The Morristown & Erie Railway is pleased to announce that effective today (Tuesday, November 11, 2015), vertical height clearances for freight trains on the NJ Transit Morristown Line have been increased to 15’ 6” – the standard height of a Plate C railcar. This includes the majority of boxcars, all centerbeam lumber cars, and covered hopper cars. Due to the increased clearance, the M&E is now able to interchange Plate C railcars with CSX Transportation in Kearny, NJ.

The Morristown & Erie, which has freight operating rights on NJ Transit’s Morristown Line, has been working with NJT to raise the height clearances on this section of track. This now enables M&E customers to use CSXT in addition to Norfolk Southern for shipments to and from points on the M&E.

The Morristown & Erie is always working to improve service to its customers. If you have any questions or inquiries regarding this new interchange opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact the M&E’s shipping department at ship@merail.com.

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