Coal Boosts Railroad Traffic

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PORT CLINTON, PA – In spite of a weak economy, The Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad had a good year, thanks in part to an overseas demand for coal.

According to a statement issued this week, the company saw double-digit traffic growth, handling close to 24,000 carloads over its tracks in 2011. Railroad officials believe the growth will continue this year.

“(It) represented the highest carloadings in the company’s 20-plus year history,” the statement read.

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