Posts Tagged ‘railroad transloading facilities’

INRD Upgrades Transloading Facility

December 21, 2021

Short line operator Indiana Rail Road said it has finished renovations to its Odon Transload Facility located in the southwest region of the state.

The work included constructing a 10-inch concrete floor, a food-grade railcar dock, and adding two truck docks.

In a news release, INRD said the additions will support handling and storage of weather-sensitive products such as particleboard, oriented strand board, plywood, and Southern yellow pine lumber.

The facility will now have 9,600 square feet of storage capacity and will enable the railroad to offer more comprehensive transloading for shippers.

INRD also has transloading facilities in Indianapolis and Merom, Indiana.

Corman Creates Transloading Business Unit

December 4, 2021

R.J. Corman has established a separate entity to handle its transloading business.

Known as Transload Connect, the entity will work with Michigan-based RSI Logistics to market the service and serve as a third-party operator at select locations.

In a news release, Corman said Transload Connect will provide customized service, including specialized machinery, the use and access to railroad lines and technical experts.

It will offer 22 transloading facilities in 11 states and has its own website.

Locations in Ohio served by Transload Connect at in Greenville, Massillon, Buckland, Dover, and Celina while in Pennsylvania it has locations in Clearfield and Allentown

Indiana Short Line Starts Transload Facility

July 29, 2021

An Indiana Class III railroads working with a sister company has begun switching services and transloading at a northwest Indiana location.

The two companies are East Chicago Rail Terminal and East Chicago Transload. The terminal is located in East Chicago, Indiana.

The terminal now offers transloading of bulk, liquid and hazardous materials with 100 railcar spots, as well as a warehouse, storage for 200 railcars, railcar cleaning, and railcar repair.

East Chicago Rail Terminal provides 24/7/365 switching service at the facility, and interchanges with Indiana Harbor Felt for access to Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, Union Pacific, BNSF, CSX and Norfolk Southern.

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.  

R&N Helps Ohio Transload Facility Open

November 5, 2020

Pennsylvania regional railroad Reading & Northern said the first rail cars have been delivered to a new transloading facility located in Delta, Ohio.

The cars were unloaded at the facility located at the North Star BlueScope Steel mill, thus culminating a years-long effort to convert shipments of anthracite coal from truck to rail, R&N said in a news release.

The release said NSBS wanted to improve delivery of Pennsylvania anthracite coal by creating the transfer center in Delta, which is located west of Toledo along the Chicago Line of Norfolk Southern and a route of the Indiana & Ohio that was once part of the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton.

R&N provided dedicated pneumatic trucks and negotiated with one of NSBS’s suppliers to locate a site to unload rail cars and load trucks.

It also acquired additional covered hoppers to haul the coal.

WNY&P Opens New Transloading Facility

July 22, 2019

A new transloading facility has opened on the Western New York & Pennsylvania in Turtle Point, Pennsylvania, that will be used to serve the facking industry with sand deliveries.

With the opening of the facility, frac sand transloading operations have moved from Emporium, Pennsylvania.

The WNY&P is eyeing creating a transloading sit in Meadville, Pennsylvania.

The opening of the Turtle Point site means that operation of trains south of there are now about three or four trains a week, primarily the Driftwood turn. Fewer trains are operating over Keating Summit as well.

L&I to Open Malt Grain Transloading Facility

June 12, 2019

The Louisville & Indiana will open on June 13 a tranloading facility in Jeffersonville, Indiana, that is designed to expand the distribution of malted grain for the distillery and brewing industries in northern Kentucky.

The transload facility is located within the L&I’s Jeffersonville yard. Construction began in February.

L&I said in a news release that the facility has a covered, open-ended structure enclosing a 90-foot section of track with a concrete pad. A concrete pit below allows conveyors to load trucks for delivery of malting grain to customers.

A covered hopper car holding 80 tons of grain can be unloaded in a little as 30 minutes.

The L&I began delivering shipments of malting grain in July 2018. Great Western Malting is a partner with L&I at the transloading facility.

R&N Sister Unit Acquires Warehouse for Transloading

November 5, 2018

A sister company of the Reading & Northern Railroad has acquired the former Penn Foster warehouse in Ransom, Pennsylvania.

The 83,551-square-foot paper-grade facility will serve as a transload facility for wood pulp and potentially other forest products.

It is located on 30 acres adjacent to Reading & Northern’s Susquehanna Branch. The transaction was completed on Oct. 31.

INRD Opens Trans-Loading Facility

July 16, 2016

Indiana Rail Road has opened a trans-loading facility 35 miles south of Terre Haute, Indiana, adjacent to Hoosier Energy’s Merom Generating Station.

Indiana Rail Road 2The rail-to-truck trans-load facility is the third terminal of its kind on INDR system.

“We’ve opened Merom today to serve our partners at Hoosier Energy and Nelson Brothers mining services, to help them create more efficient supply chains,” said Indiana Rail Road President and CEO Peter Mills in a statement.

“Merom will offer operational efficiencies and superior service to agricultural and manufacturing companies across the Wabash Valley – in Indiana and Illinois – so we look forward to creating new partnerships through this great asset.”

INRD, which has a 250-mile system that is primarily based in Indiana, said it will soon begin service to its Venture Logistics warehouse and cross-dock facility on the south side of Indianapolis.