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DubyaM
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« on: Mar 7th, 2017, 6:22pm »
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...from Newport News to Columbus, OH.  Does it have double stack clearances?

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« Reply #1 on: Mar 7th, 2017, 9:34pm »
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I don't know about the whole line, but the Newport News end, AKA the Peninsula Sub still has some minor restrictions. They have been talking about taking care of that, but it still has not happened. They have also been talking about putting the double track back in for a lot longer, but that still has not happened. With recent events I'll be interested to see what happens with the railroad as a whole.
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« Reply #2 on: Mar 8th, 2017, 5:19pm »
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It would seem to be a better route for containers to the midwest if they had the port facility.  I don't think those big container ships will travel up the bay the Baltimore.

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« Reply #3 on: Mar 9th, 2017, 8:53am »
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DubyaM - Chessie Mike -  Lodge Members -
 
Your query prompts any number of personal flashbacks. Set the wayback machine for how it was three decades back. Your writer  
Baltimore based, very much involved in promo and sales of highway trucking services...
 
Regularly in the field, and in touch with various ocean steamship lines. Much on the job time with work with Port Baltimore operators.  
About every three or four weeks, would be on the Piers and with contacts at the Norfolk (NIT) and Portsmouth sites. Recall, in the  
era Virginia Ports established an "Inland Port", at Front Royal...
 
How this has all settled out by now would help your query. VPA likely promotes stack train capability between its Piers, and Central  
States areas. Likely, checking the VPA web site provides answers. Phone calls to the agency can be useful, they have long been  
quite helpful... HTH ...
 
RUN! DON'T WALK! And check the VPA website! Explains Virginia International Gateway (VIG) which addresses your query...
 
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There is indeed a Virginia inland port (VIP) located on the NS somewhere north of Front Royal serviced by NS trains 227/228.
 
I'm afraid I don't understand everything I know about inland ports.


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on Mar 9th, 2017, 11:06am, DubyaM wrote:       (Click here for original message)
There is indeed a Virginia inland port (VIP) located on the NS somewhere north of Front Royal serviced by NS trains 227/228.
 
I'm afraid I don't understand everything I know about inland ports.

 
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Inland Ports explained? This an easy one. Some time back, it was all the rage for various Port Authorities to name  
desired inland Ports with the status. It was almost entirely (IMHO) a rate making gimmick for pricing and charges
for line haul over the ocean services.
 
Recall, Port Baltimore long promoted it was the point with the shortest rail distance between BAL, and CGO and  
Central States. See how the arithmetic changes if a designated Port at Front Royal. In that way, the shortest rail  
route distance then becomes Front Royal, and to/ from Cleveland, Chicago, and so on.
 
What this tells us is that VPA prepared to offer some kind of offset (to larger accounts, of course), so to cover the  
charges for highway carrier handling between VPA Piers and Front Royal. Again, "Inland Port" concept always a  
Tariff Rate gimmick...  (IMHO, VPA has always played hard ball!)
 
See the VPA website, and role of Virginia International Gateway (VIG)
 
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