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The West Shore River Line is one of CSX’s primary freight lines.

The West Shore River line generally follows the west shore of the Hudson River traversing through several densely populated Towns and Villages.

There are currently 21 active at-grade railroad crossings in this 23 mile stretch of track

The following is brief list of the important train facts.

  • CSX owns and operates The West Shore(River)Line
  •   Freight only, No passenger service
  •   20 to 55 trains per day
  •   1 to 2 trains per hour
  •   Peak days are Thursday and Friday
  •   Slowest days are Sunday and Monday
  •   Maximum train speeds range from 40 mph to 50 mph
  • Trains must blow horn within ½ to ¼ mile of an at – grade roadway crossing or 15 to 20 seconds before entering crossing
  • A Train horn is approximately 96 to 110 decibels
  • Train horn must be sounded in a standardized pattern, two long,
    one short, one long
  • Horn must continue to sound until lead locomotive occupies grade crossing