RJC: Crosses NY Border With Three Acquisitions

R.J. Corman Acquires Three Shortlines Along PA/NY Border.

RJ Corman Railroad Group logo19.August, Nicholasville KY – R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC finalized an agreement to acquire Owego and Harford Railway (OHRY), Lehigh Railway (LRWY), and Luzerne and Susquehanna Railway (LS), as well as TranZ, a transload service provider operating on the short line railroads.

The three short line railroads haul a variety of freight including sand, drill cuttings, scrap, feed products, fertilizer, pipe, plastic, propane, chemicals, and wood products.

TranZ operates a bulk transfer station on the Lehigh Railway in Wyalusing, PA.

  • Owego and Harford Railway is a 26.7-mile railroad in New York that operates on a long-term lease from Tioga County Industrial Development Agency (TCIDA).
  • Lehigh Railway, which began operations in 2009, operates on 56 miles of track in North-Central PA owned by Norfolk Southern Railway Company.
  • Luzerne and Susquehanna Railway operates over 60 miles of track in Northeastern PA and leases the property from the Luzerne County Redevelopment Corporation under a multi-year operating agreement.

Altogether the three lines transport over 14,000 carloads annually, interchanging with Norfolk Southern and Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad.

{R.J. Corman press release, 19.Aug.2020}

Susquehanna Valley PA/NY

Map of eastern United Sttaes with enlargement of eastern border of Pennsylvania and New York.
R.J. Corman now counts New York as its 10th railroad state, with the acquisition of OHRY, along with PA lines LRWY and LS. All three lines support NS’s Binghampton NY cluster. {R.J. Corman}