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Crane assembly gives Inland Port key components
AUG 29, 2013

A second crane was moved in place to facilitate the assembly of the first of three rubber-tiered gantry cranes at the Inland Port.

Assemby of the first of three rubber-tiered gantry cranes continued at the Inland Port. A second crane was added onsite today to facilitate the assembly of the top.

Subsequent photos show different perspectives of the assembly. 

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CPW work at port nearly complete, city to address truck traffic ordinance
AUG 28, 2013

Assembly has begun with the rubber-tiered gantry cranes at the Inland Port.

Greer CPW has completed most of its work at the Inland Port in Greer and City Council will address a truck traffic ordinance at its next meeting as preparations for the movement of cargo is continuing at a dizzying pace.

The Greer Commission of Public Works reported Monday it has completed its work along the Moore Street corridor and all gas lines have been capped.

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Norfolk Southern confirms rail service schedule for Inland Port
AUG 21, 2013

Norfolk Southern confirms rail service schedule for Inland Port

Norfolk Southern has confirmed the schedule for rail service between the South Carolina Inland Port in Greer and the Port of Charleston.

The schedule delivers overnight service in both directions five days per week. The South Carolina Port Authority will announce cut-off times and availability soon.

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First rubber-tiered gantry cranes arrives at Inland Port
AUG 20, 2013

The first of three rubber-tiered gantry (RTG) crane components have arrived at the 100-acre South Carolina Inland Port in Greer.

The first of three rubber-tiered gantry (RTG) crane components have arrived at the 100-acre South Carolina Inland Port in Greer.

The South Carolina Ports Authority is relocating three RTGs from Charleston to Greer in order to stack grounded containers in the inland port's storage yard. The first cargo is expected to arrive at the terminal in mid-October.

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Norfolk Southern train collides with pickup on Hwy. 290
AUG 12, 2013

A 2005 Ford Ranger is engulfed in fire Saturday night after being hit by a Norfolk Southern train on Hwy. 290 and near the overpass on J. Verne Smith Parkway.

A pickup truck was hit by a Norfolk Southern train traveling about 60 miles per hour late Saturday night, injuring the truck's driver, Greer Police reported. 

The train collided with the vehicle near the construction entrance to the Greer Inland Port.

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Working on the railroad at the Inland Port
AUG 11, 2013

I photographed this train specifically to show it coming into the Inland Port as it travels under the J. Verne Smith Highway overpass.

Putting down tracks has a completely different meaning to me.  I just posted a gallery that illustrates Norfolk Southern’s work with the infrastructure and switches needed for the Greer Inland Port to function as designed. My son, Jonah, really liked how the gallery begins with the locomotives moving.

Did you know there are railroad traffic controllers just like those at airports?  I saw first hand the complexity of their jobs when, within 30 minutes, two long Norfolk Southern trains full of containers passed within feet of me at the Inland Port. One was headed east and the other west – on the same track.

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Norfolk Southern Exhibit Car visits Inman Sept. 28-29
AUG 9, 2013

The Exhibit Car is a restored 1926 Pullman passenger car that was converted to a mobile museum in 1971.

Norfolk Southern Exhibit Car will visit Inman Sept. 28-29, just weeks before the first cargo is transported at Greer’s Inland Port.

Norfolk Southern has nearly completed its infrastructure update and switching locations on the Greer line to accommodate the on- and off-loading of containers. The South Carolina Port Authority has announced mid-October as its first shipment of cargo at the Greer port.

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