The Sunbury Line has been Split!

Norfolk Southern has split the Sunbury line in half! Starting 19 April 2019, the tracks from Binghamton to the Dupont Junction, where the Sunbury Line met the RBMN Lehigh Division, are still considered the “Sunbury Line”. The tracks from Dupont Junction to Sunbury however are now considered to be the “River Line”, complete with its own dispatcher!

Why did they do this? I can’t say for sure. There hasn’t even been an official announcement, just radio chatter. My personal theory is NS plans on increasing the traffic on the line(s) soon, so they split the line to reduce the load on the dispatcher. If anyone knows better why this happened, please email me.

Post by Max on 19 April 2019
Categories: railfanning