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North Shore Railroad Company

Serving Customers from Northumberland to Berwick, PA

The North Shore Railroad Company, established August 1, 1984, is a forty-three mile railroad line serving Northumberland, Danville, Bloomsburg, and Berwick, Pennsylvania. The North Shore parallels the North Branch of the Susquehanna River and the old North Branch Canal. The North Shore line was orignally built by Lackawanna & Bloomsburg RR, incorporated 1852 to serve the coal mines and iron industry between Scranton and Northumberland. The L&B became part of the Delaware Lackawanna & Western RR in 1873. DL&W became Erie became Erie Lackawanna in 1960 and then Conrail in 1976. Conrail abandoned the middle portion of the line between Hicks Ferry and Kinston, and then sold the western segment to the SEDA-CoG Joint Rail Authority in 1984. The Rail Authority then contractd with the North Shore Railroad Company to operate it.


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