SMS Rail Lines

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SMS Rail Lines
SMS Rail Lines (logo).jpg
Reporting mark SLRS, SNY
Locale Delaware Valley
Albany, New York
Dates of operation 1994–
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Headquarters Bridgeport, New Jersey
Website www.smsrail.com

SMS Rail Lines (reporting mark SLRS) is a shortline railroad based at Pureland Industrial Park in Bridgeport, New Jersey. The company handles all freight car delivery to businesses located within the industrial park. It also operates lines in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, and Guilderland, New York. (Guilderland-based operations operate as SMS Rail Lines of New York, LLC (reporting mark SNY)). SMS maintains many locomotives built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. SMS provides chemical off-loading equipment and transload facilities to enable businesses to receive rail freight traffic.

Operations[edit]

In the Delaware Valley, SMS Rail Lines operates four industrial park switching operations:[1]

In Guilderland, New York, SMS Rail Lines of New York, LLC serves the Northeastern Industrial Park, interchanging with CSX Transportation at Guilderland Center, NY and Canadian Pacific Railway at Delanson, NY.[2]

History[edit]

SMS Rail Lines began operating in the Philadelphia area in June 1994.[3] In November 2006, the railroad began operations in Albany, New York.[4]

Motive Power[edit]

SMS runs a variety of locomotives, most being built by the Baldwin Locomotive works. SMS also owns units built by GM's Electro-Motive Diesel and GE Transportation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Philadelphia Area Map". SMS Rail Lines. Retrieved August 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ "New York Map". SMS Rail Lines. Retrieved August 12, 2010. 
  3. ^ "History Pennsylvania & New Jersey". SMS Rail Lines. Retrieved August 12, 2010. 
  4. ^ "History New York". SMS Rail Lines. Retrieved August 12, 2010.