By KERRY LYNN FRALEY
Norfolk Southern Corp. officials will try to schedule trains to avoid having them run through the Artz farm property during the three Battle of Antietam re-enactment scenarios this weekend, according to a railroad spokeswoman.
Organizers of the Battle of Antietam 135th anniversary event - set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the Rench Road farm - provided a schedule of activities that railroad officials will use as a guideline, spokeswoman Susan Terpay said in a telephone interview from her Roanoke, Va., office.
"We can't promise. But we're going to try to work with them as much as possible," Terpay said.
The Norfolk, Va.-based company averages a dozen freight trains traveling through the property on a daily basis, she said.
Unlike passenger trains, they don't run on a fixed schedule but rather go out to meet customers' needs, Terpay said.
Those trains will continue to operate during the event, she said.