The Gregarious Railfan
Conrail Shared Assets
   In the spring of 1997, Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS) and CSX Corporation (CSX) agreed to acquire Conrail
through a joint stock purchase. CSX and NS split most of the Company’s assets between them. The Surface
Transportation Board (STB) officially approved the acquisition and restructuring of Conrail on July 23, 1998. NS and
CSX took administrative control of Conrail on August 22, 1998. The approved merger plan restructured Conrail into a
Switching and Terminal Railroad operating about 1,200 miles of track in three regional areas. On June 1, 1999, Conrail
began operating as a Switching and Terminal Railroad for its owners, NS and CSX, in the three geographical areas of
Northern New Jersey, Southern New Jersey/Philadelphia, and Detroit, Michigan. In 2007, it expanded its operations
from Northern New Jersey to Staten Island, New York.
   Conrail continues to serve areas that are shared assets of CSX and Norfolk Southern.  Customers located along
Conrail's lines have access to the national rail network through either railway.  As a local rail service provider, it's
Conrail’s job to make sure that customers' freight shipments are moved between their rail sidings and the long distance
freight trains operated by CSX and Norfolk Southern.  CSX and Norfolk Southern handle all commercial matters for
customers. However, Conrail continues to play a role in serving shippers and receivers as a service provider for their
owners.
Maps    
NORTH JERSEY
Track: Approx. 471 miles.
Focus: Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth,
Ocean, and Union counties.
Hub: Oak Island Yard in Newark.
Local yards: Bayonne, Linden, Manville,
Metuchen, Newark, Old Bridge, and Port
Reading (Woodbridge)
In addition to providing local service for
customers along the shared assets lines, we also
provide local freight service along Amtrak's
Northeast Corridor between Newark and
Trenton and operate an automobile distribution
facility in Northern New Jersey for CSX and
Norfolk Southern.
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SOUTH JERSEY / PHILADELPHIA
Track: Approx. 372 miles.
Focus: Atlantic, Bucks, Burlington, Camden,
Cape May, Cumberland, Delaware, Gloucester,
Mercer, and Philadelphia counties.
Hub: Pavonia Yard in Camden, New Jersey.
Local yards: Burlington, NJ; Frankford Jct.,
PA; Millville, NJ; Morrisville, PA; Paulsboro,
NJ; Port Richmond, PA; South Philadelphia,
PA; Stoney Creek, PA
In addition to providing local service for
customers along the shared assets lines, we also
provide local freight service along Amtrak's
Northeast Corridor between Philadelphia and
Trenton.
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DETROIT
Track: Approx. 359 miles.
Focus: Macomb, Monroe, and Wayne counties.
Hub: Livernois Yard in Detroit.
Local yards: North Yard, Sterling, and River
Rouge.
Detroit operations are focused along the
corridor connecting Trenton, Detroit, and
Sterling Heights / Utica.
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Article about Conrail Shared Assets Appears in TRAINS October 2012

Links    
Conrail Official Site   
Conrail Shared Assets Operations - Wikipedia   
The Conrail Detroit Shared Asset Area by Jeff Knorek