Posts Tagged ‘Lehigh Railway’

Corman Completes Deal for Short Lines

December 9, 2020

R. J. Corman has completed its acquisition of three short line railroads that operate in Pennsylvania and New York.

Corman now owns 17 short lines in its R.J. Corman Railroad Group with the latest members being the Owego and Harford Railway, Lehigh Railway, and Luzerne & Susquehanna Railway.

All three companies were founded by Steve May and handle 14,000 annual carloads that include sand, scrap, feed products, plastic, propane and wood products.

Traffic is interchanged with Norfolk Southern and the Reading & Northern.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed in a Corman announcement.

R.J. Corman Acquires Pennsylvania Short Lines

August 20, 2020

R.J. Corman Railroad Group has acquired three short lines, including two based in Pennsylvania, and a transload service provider, the company has announced.

The latest additions are the 26.7-mile Owego & Harford in New York; the Lehigh Railway, which operates 56 miles of track in north central Pennsylvania owned by Norfolk Southern; and the 60-mile Luzerne & Susquehanna in Pennsylvania.

The three short lines collectively handle about 14,000 carloads annually.

“We’re excited to bring these short lines and related companies into the R. J. Corman family of companies and to continue the impeccable service they are known for by their customers,” Ed Quinn, president and CEO of R.J. Corman Railroad Group, said in a statement.