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Newsday: Revitalization: Long Island's freight train industry growing, looks to expand

Revitalization: Long Island's freight train industry growing, looks to expand

Rail freight service has been making a comeback

Rail freight service has been making a comeback on Long Island since the New York & Atlantic Railway took over freight operations from the LIRR in 1997.

Credit: Newsday / Alejandria Villa Loarca
By Lorena Mongelli Lorena.mongelli@newsday.com
 

Freight locomotives chugging through Long Island are delivering more tons of cargo than in past decades and, as a result, are reducing emissions, the region’s dependence on trucking, and wear and tear on roads, transportation leaders said.

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