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Rail Video 1 = Discussion
NEO is a “branching point” on the Chicago/East Coast rail route. This means that rail cars flow directly between Chicago and NEO in a single channel, and then here, they branch out on multiple routes to the various East Coast ports. Currently, the United States receives a significant quantity of imported materials from the Far East. These flows are channeled through Los Angeles/Long Beach and western Canadian ports to Chicago, where they are either consumed or shipped onward through the Chicago/East Coast Corridor. (This means that NEO receives a lot of “flow through traffic”). The flow of imports is expected to shift so that significantly more imports will arrive at east coast ports and fewer will arrive at west coast ports. This flow reversal means that the major railroads will need to expand between the east coast ports and the Midwest.
Rail Video 2 = NS and CSX Projects
This second video discusses the major railroad expansions between east coast ports and the Midwest -- one by each of the major east coast railroads, NS and CSX. Their anticipated impact on NEO is discussed as well.
Rail Video 3 = CN, CP, and WLE
This third video discusses the final rail corridor into Ohio – the route through Canada. The Canadian routes, operated by the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Railroads provide NEO access to international markets at Halifax, Montreal, and western Canadian ports. The advantages and disadvantages of this route are discussed. Despite the fact that the CN Railroad has direct access only to western Ohio, a connection with NEO is facilitated by the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway, NEO’s regional railroad.