April 28, 2022 Cincinnati Eastern welcomes Jack McCoy Lumber in Peebles OH as our newest customer. McCoy returns to rail for this first time in nearly a decade. Initially they are shipping raw hardwood crossties with plans to expand into additional lumber and wood products moving by rail. Welcome Aboard!
April 12 , 2022 New Castle Southern Railroad has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Indiana Department of Transportation’s Industrial Rail Service Fund (IRSF). The INDOT IRSF was established by the Indiana State Legislature (I.C 8-3 -1.7) to assist in funding for the rehabilitation and construction of Class II and Class III Freight Railroad and Port Authority infrastructure. These funds with help facilitate a 3-tiered project to rehabilitate and restore rail service to customers in New Castle IN. The first tier of the project is a rehabilitation of the currently out of service 1.07 mile long “Rushville” branch from downtown New Castle to Neal’s Scrap on the southside of town. Second tier will be rehabilitation of 1.8 miles of mainline and sidings from downtown New Castle toward the eastern city limits. Third tier of project is the construction of a new 1100′ siding in New Castle. This work will allow NCS’s current customer to expand their volume and allow for additional customers to come on line.
March 18, 2022. Last year at this time, Cincinnati Eastern Railroad teamed up with Edwards Moving and Rigging of Shelbyville KY to move a large 138 KV electrical transformer into Sardinia OH for a new electrical substation north of Mt Orab OH. One year later, we teamed up again to move two more similar transformers. Each tipping the scales at 380,153 lbs, they measured 17′ 7″ tall, 11′ 1″ wide and 27 feet long.
January 4, 2022
Meet the newest member of the CCET roster – SD40-2 #3512. The 3512 began it’s career as BN 7010, before becoming BNSF 7010, spending a brief time as HLCX 7010 before becoming NS 3512. The 3512 will become the primary power for the new stone trains.
November 29, 2021
Monday November 29th marked the first revenue unit stone train operated by Cincinnati Eastern (CCET) for Lehigh Hanson Aggregates. These trains originate at Hanson’s quarry at Plum Run OH and operate to the CCET Transload Facility on Round Bottom Road in Milford OH. Hanson is relocating their Clermont County Distribution Yard from Taylor Road in Batavia to this new rail served facility, eliminating thousands of trucks annually from the Ohio SR 32 corridor.
October 5, 2021
Monday October 4th marked the fist revenue train operation for the New Castle Southern Railroad (NCS), shown here at 15th Street in New Castle IN with 10 loads of sand for Grede Foundry. NCS operates 21 miles of track in Henry and Wayne County Indiana, serving New Castle IN, Cambridge City IN, and Beesons IN. Line services Homestead’s newest transload center in New Castle IN, offering customizable full commodity transloading and warehousing services.
July 28, 2021
Meet the newest member of the CCET Roster – GP15-1 # 1686, shown here in her new livery at Sardinia OH. The 1686 and sister unit 1657 began their careers at the Missouri Pacific Railroad as MP 1657 and MP 1686. We look forward to these units providing many years of service to the CCET