Posts Tagged ‘Youngstown & Austintown Railroad’

Ohio Central Two for Tuesday

June 28, 2022

Here are two photos of Youngstown & Austintown GP7 No. 1501, formerly a Pittsburgh & Lake Erie unit, on the Ohio Central in July 1998. The top image shows the 1501 sitting in Sugarcreek,. The bottom image was made of it pulling a southbound train approaching Baltic.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

ORDC Awards Grant for Austintown Rail Spur Upgade

March 21, 2020

A Youngstown area company has received a $21,000 grant from the Ohio Rail Development Commission to help pay for upgrading a rail spur to a plant in Austintown.

The rail spur on site that will enable the company to receive 72-foot rail cars.

“As a small regional player in the third-party warehousing arena, this grant is very important to us and will make a huge impact with securing rail business, which is retiring the smaller 50-foot rail cars,” said John Pendel, president of United Freezer, in a news release.

United Freezer is a warehouse and distribution center that is served by the Youngstown & Austintown Railroad, a part of the Genesee & Wyoming network.

PUCO Orders Youngstown Crossing Upgrade

February 9, 2016

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has directed the Youngstown & Austintown Railroad to install mast-mounted flashing lights and roadway gates at the Belle Vista Avenue rail crossing in Youngstown.

PUCOIThe work must be completed by Nov. 3 and is being paid for with federal funds provided through the Ohio Rail Development Commission.

PUCO is responsible for evaluating Ohio’s public grade crossings to determine the need for installing active warning devices.