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Freight Trains to Roll Again into Snow Hill

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Some freight trains are expected to start rolling through Berlin and Snow Hill by the end of the month.

Snow Hill Mayor Stephen Matthews told the Salisbury Daily Times that he expects the rail line will allow Tyson Foods to expand its operations.

Meanwhile, Berlin Mayor Gee Williams told the paper that local residents supported the decision although he admits there has been some uneasiness.

Cathrin Banks, president of the Maryland and Delaware Railroad, noted that the southern part of the freight line was shut down when Tyson Foods moved its business from trains to trucks.

The train is expected to only serve Tyson with grain drop offs and pickups before turning around.

It is not expected to come through Snow Hill itself.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.