In April 2013, Carload Express commenced operations of our newest railroad, the Ohio Terminal Railway. This is a 13 mile line in Monroe County, Ohio, about 30 miles south of Wheeling, WV. The new railroad is a common carrier short line railroad connecting with the Norfolk Southern Railway, offering seamless service to the entire North American rail network.
The Ohio Terminal Railway is the only railroad serving Monroe County, Ohio, providing rail access into the Hannibal Industrial Park, which is owned by Hannibal Real Estate, our partner in the development of this new line. Monroe County is centrally located in the highly productive “wet” gas and oil producing portion of the Utica and Marcellus Shale fields. The combination of the new rail service and property available at the industrial park is a natural fit to service the emerging shale gas drilling industry in the region. The new rail service will stimulate further economic growth and development in Monroe County and will support and sustain the existing manufacturing base.
The railway line operated by Ohio Terminal was originally built by the Pennsylvania Railroad to service the Ormet aluminum plant at Hannibal, OH. In 2007, Hannibal Real Estate LLC, an affiliate of the Artco Group International (AGI), acquired a portion of the site from Ormet, including 122 acres of property and 1.2 million square feet under roof. Now known as Hannibal Industrial Park, the site offers large parcels of available industrial property for development along with space for lease within the park’s many industrial buildings. It is also home to AGI’s new rolling mill and steel service center. The Industrial Park already has an active barge terminal so the addition of rail makes this the Monroe County Intermodal hub with ample room for dynamic economic growth. Today Hannibal Industrial Park provides some 200 jobs to the local economy. Please visit their website: www.hannibalre.com
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