DCR is expected to create more than 30 new jobs.

The Delmarva Central Railroad Company, a subsidiary of Carload Express Inc., has filed with the federal Surface Transportation Board to lease and operate 162 miles of track in Delaware and Maryland.

The line is now owned and operated by Norfolk Southern Corp. DCR is expected to create more than 30 new jobs as part of its operations.

The lines run from near Porter south to Pocomoke City, Md., and from Harrington to Frankford. Pending Surface Transportation Board approval, DCR expects to begin operations this month.

DCR will be managed locally from offices in Harrington. Freight operations will be based out of Harrington, Seaford and Delmar. DCR will become the fourth shortline railroad operated by Carload Express, joining Allegheny Valley, Southwest Pennsylvania and Ohio Terminal Railroads.

Employment applications for positions on DCR are being accepted. For more information, call 846-7820, email dcr-jobs@carloadexpress.com or visit carloadexpress.com/employment/openings.