COVID -19 Supporting Local Business and a Global Community
Housatonic Railroad Company
is and has been deeply involved in the support of key customers served over the Berkshire Line that are directly involved in the emergency effort. Throughout the Pandemic, Housatonic has provided essential and uninterrupted freight service to these key customers as well as the many other businesses on our line. This has not been without challenges. One of our employees contracted Covid-19 and two employees suffered the loss of parents due to the pandemic. While the environment has been difficult, we have been able to continue to support the local businesses like Becton Dickenson (syringe manufacturer), Kimberly Clark (sanitary paper products), Plaskolite (PPE face shields) and Pharmco (sanitizer) in their efforts to support the global community. We are proud of our employees and proud to work together with the businesses on our line that are helping the global recovery initiative.
Did you know
We are a short line railroad, covering over 160 miles
Clean & Fast
Trains move a ton of freight 468 miles on a gallon of gas
Rail economics for boxcars are generally superior to truck and intermodal
We are part of the national railroad system - the best rail system in the world and continually improving
We care about keeping our environment clean!
About the HRRC
The original Housatonic Railroad was chartered in 1836
What We Do
A freight railroad that connects to the national rail system
From NYC to the Litchfield Hills and The Berkshires
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