As Carload Express celebrates 25 Years of Service to our customers and to the rail industry, we have prepared a visual representation of key milestones in our company’s history. From an initial volume of 4,400 carloads per year, Carload Express has grown traffic to a volume of nearly 90,000 carloads today. Carload Express’s 85 employees expedite this traffic 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, to over 100 customers on 318 route miles utilizing 46 locomotives.
Carload Express announces a second expansion in the Delmarva Peninsula, having been selected by the State of Delaware to operate it’s state-owned lines near Milton and Georgetown, Delaware.
Delmarva Central expands operations into Virginia through a lease with Canonie Atlantic, to operate rail freight service between Pocomoke City, MD and Hallwood, Virginia.
Carload Express begins Tractive Effort Booster Unit (“TEBU”) program on Allegheny Valley Railroad and Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad, whereby a GP40-2 locomotive is paired with a TEBU to provide eight total powered axles, resulting in increased traction and fuel efficiency compared to using two locomotives.
Carload Express receives the high score in a competitive selection process to operate the SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority’s (“JRA”) rail system in central Pennsylvania. While the JRA voted 7-3 in favor of awarding the contract to Carload Express, the JRA deems the vote ineffective due to the presence of six..Read More
Carload Express predecessor Trimax Holdings is founded for the purpose of acquiring, operating and developing shortline railroads. Trimax acquires assets from a previous company that began leasing locomotives in 1984.