L&C gets $8.7M in grants for upgrades to railway

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By Stephanie Jadrnicek

The Lancaster and Chester Railroad has received $8.7 million in federal funding to pay for three new locomotives, 46 miles of track repairs and upgrades to its Catawba River rail bridge.
“We finally were successful,” said outgoing L&C Railroad President Steve Gedney, who retired last weekend, noting that it was the company’s fourth attempt at getting the federal money.
“There were over 500 applications for funds in this round, and only 20 grants were awarded to short lines in rural areas,” he said.

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