Posts Tagged ‘Allegheny Valley Railroad’

Short Lines Mark Safety Milestone

June 7, 2021

A short line holding company with properties in Pennsylvania said last week that it passed a safety milestone last week when its three operating railroad subsidiaries each achieved three years without a personal injury as defined by the Federal Railroad Administration.

Carload Express owns the Allegheny Valley Railroad, the Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad and the Delmarva Central Railroad.

Carload said its companies and their 100 employees operate 24 hours per day, seven days per week, serving about 100 customers on 331 route miles of track.

Each employee received a safety dividend in appreciation for their contribution.

Carload Express Opens New Pittsburgh Transload Terminal

February 17, 2021

Carload Express has opened a new transload facility in Pittsburgh in Glenwood.

The terminal has a 40-ton-capacity Mi-Jack TravelLift gantry crane for loading and unloading multiple railcars to a truck or to ground storage.

The crane can work a variety of railcar types, including gondolas, regular and bulkhead flatcars, and centerbeam cars.

The Glenwood terminal handles steel products such as plate, bar, rod, structural, pipe and coils; and offers railcar-to-truck transloading of non-ferrous metals, forest products, dimensional loads, ABC Containers, and other building and construction materials and bulk commodities.  

Carload Express is a subsidiary of Allegheny Valley Railroad and interchanges with the Buffalo & Pittsburgh, CSX, Norfolk Southern and Wheeling & Lake Erie.  

Chasing the AVR in Pittsburgh

January 16, 2014

Last Sunday we went to view the Pittsburgh Model Railroad club. As we were leaving we heard an Allegheny Valley Railroad train going by, their track being just down the street.

It was moving slowly, about 10 mph, so we gave chase.  Our first stop was an overpass with a wide open view.

Next was an open area at Glenshaw, Pa.  It wasn’t a great location but it was open. The tracks that the AVR uses is the Baltimore & Ohio original line between Pittsburgh and New Castle, Pa.,

There are several tunnels along this route. I know where the Elwood City tunnel is and another is located in Pittsburgh proper. But the others I’m not so certain of their location.

Anyway, the train was coming and I took some roll by pictures.  As I turned to get the going away shot I discovered where one of those tunnels was located (did I feel dumb).

We continued to chase the train into Pittsburgh, finishing with some views of the Alleghany River bridge approach.  I found out later that this was train AVR1 which interchanges with the B&P railroad near Evans City, Pa.

Article and Photographs by Todd Dillon

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