Posts Tagged ‘Buffalo & Pittsburg Railroad’

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.  

Museum Seeks to Build Rail Line for Excursions

November 6, 2020

A railroad museum in New York State wants to construct 1.3 miles of track to reach a regional railroad so that it can operate excursion trains to Buffalo.

The Salamanca Rail Museum wants to connect with the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad in East Salamanca.

The project would cost $3 million and involve laying track on an abandoned right of way that traverses land owned by the Seneca Nation.

Museum officials told the Salamanca Common Council that the Seneca Nation might be involved in operating a shuttle bus service to bring passengers to the museum.

The officials also said they are seeking funding for the project.

No Injuries in Monday B&P Derailment

May 20, 2020

A derailment on Monday night of a Buffalo & Pittsburgh freight train resulted in the evacuation of 40 homes in East Aurora, New York, but no injuries.

A locomotive and 15 of the train’s 98 cars derailed. The cleanup was expected to take a couple of days.

The train was reported to be carrying petroleum products, but the only spill was of fuel from the locomotives.

The homes evacuated were in a four-block area around the tracks.

ASLRR Names Safety Award Winners

May 1, 2020

Four railroads serving Indiana and Pennsylvania are among 17 winners of the 2019 Jake Award by the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association.

They are the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad, Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad Company, Evansville Western Railway, and Indiana Rail Road.

To win a Jake Award, an ASLRRA member railroad must perform better than the Class II and III industry average for injury frequency rate, as reported by the Federal Railroad Administration during a calendar year.

Another 278 railroads won a Jake Award with Distinction, which recognizes reportable injury-free performance in 2019.

The ASLRRA said the incident rate for its members fell year over year by 12 percent, while the overall Class II and III industry rate fell by 8 percent.

The awards are named for Lowell “Jake” Jacobson, Copper Basin Railway’s president and chief operating officer who established the honor in 1993 to recognize the safety accomplishments of Class II and III railroads. The ASLRRA’s safety committee adopted the Jake Awards program in 1999.