AVR/Carload Express Opens New Transload

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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Carload Express, Inc. wholly owned subsidiary Allegheny Valley Railroad Company (AVR) has opened a new Pittsburgh, Pa., transload facility.

AVR’s Glenwood Transload Terminal features a 40-ton-capacity Mi-Jack™ TraveLift® traveling gantry crane that can load and unload multiple railcar spots directly to truck or to ground storage.  It can service a variety of railcar types such as gondolas, regular and bulkhead flatcars, and centerbeams. The facility 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.  

“This new facility provides the benefits of rail’s competitive pricing for medium and long hauls, combined with the flexibility of local trucking to the surrounding region, which can be arranged by AVR, and our customer-focused, daily service from our adjacent Glenwood freight yard,” said AVR President Mark Rosner. “We are excited to offer this new service to Pittsburgh, and look forward to providing continued support for the steel industry and other manufacturing businesses for which the Pittsburgh region is so well-known.”

AVR provides daily rail service and direct connections via the Buffalo & Pittsburgh, CSX, Norfolk Southern and Wheeling & Lake Erie railroads to the broader North American rail network.  

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