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CONRAIL OPENS TWO STEELNET CENTERS IN THE BOSTON AREA

 PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- (Conrail) (NYSE: CRR) announced today it has added new SteelNET centers in South Boston and Braintree to its steel distribution network.
 SteelNET is a Conrail-sponsored delivery option for off-rail steel users, with 40 facilities strategically located throughout Conrail's transportation network.
 Conrail established the South Boston SteelNET terminal at its First Street Yard at the northern end of the South Boston Haul Road to support the construction requirements of the Central Artery/Tunnel project -- the largest public works project ever undertaken in the United States. Use of rail can significantly ease the traffic congestion, road deterioration and environmental problems that will be caused by tens of thousands of trucks traveling to and from South Boston.
 The Braintree SteelNET center, located at the junction of I-93 and Route 3, provides quality steel delivery to steel users in Cape Cod, Providence, Boston and other locations in southern New England.
 Conrail created SteelNET in 1983 as an economical delivery option for users of all types steel products at off-rail locations, by combining the reliability and consistency of rail transport along with the flexibility and convenience of truck delivery. As a result, many SteelNET customers have implemented customized "Just-In-Time" service, eliminating the need to store materials on-site.
 The South Boston SteelNET facility is operated by the Boston Railway Terminal Corporation, and the Braintree terminal is operated by Walorz Trucking, Inc. Both terminals have heavy-lift, oversize capacities.
 Conrail, with headquarters in Philadelphia, operates a rail freight network in 14 Northeastern and Midwestern states, the District of Columbia and the Province of Quebec.
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