Oakmont, PA – May 20, 2019 – Allegheny Valley Railroad Co. (AVR) has completed the purchase of 47.5 miles of rail lines from CSX Transportation (CSXT) that AVR has leased and operated since 2003 in and around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The lines in the transaction include the former CSX yard at Glenwood (outside Pittsburgh), the W&P subdivision from Glenwood to Washington, PA including the Tylerdale connecting track; and the P&W subdivision running north towards Evans City, PA.
“The acquisition of these lines strengthens our commitment to our customers and the region, and allows us to continue our program of continuous reinvestment in our rail network” said president Mark Rosner. “We are grateful for our relationship with CSX and look forward to serving our customers for many years to come.”
The transaction closed on May 15, and no operational or employment changes are anticipated as a result.
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About Carload Express
Carload Express Inc. operates four shortline railroads: The Allegheny Valley Railroad (AVR) and Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad (SWP) serving western Pennsylvania; the Ohio Terminal Railway (OHIO) serving the Ohio River Valley bordering Ohio and West Virginia; and the Delmarva Central Railroad (DCR) serving Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia on the Delmarva Peninsula. The company handled 90,000 shipments last year, equating to roughly 360,000 fewer trucks on local highways, lowering congestion and road maintenance costs, while significantly reducing carbon emissions and greenhouse gases. The company and its 85 employees operate 24 hours per day, seven days per week, serving over 100 customers on 344 route miles of track. For more information, please see: carloadexpress.com.