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Carload Express Celebrates 25th Anniversary

OAKMONT, Pa. (Dec. 18, 2017) – Carload Express Inc. (CEI) today kicked off its 25th anniversary celebration by unveiling a new video that highlights the commitment of our employees to providing excellent rail service to our customers.   The company was founded on Dec. 16, 1992, as Trimax Holdings, and rebranded as Carload Express in 1999. Today, CEI has 85 employees and operates four shortline railroads serving Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and Delaware.

The video can viewed here: (or, see below).

The company added a new timeline to its website to illustrate the company’s growth and milestones, which can be found here:

In celebration of this milestone, for the next year, CEI will use the commemorative corporate logo featured above.

CEI operates four shortline railroads: Delmarva Central, Allegheny Valley, Southwest Pennsylvania and Ohio Terminal railroads.  Since beginning operations in 1992 with 4 locomotives handling 4,400 annual carloads, Carload Express has grown its traffic over 1,700 percent to handling nearly 90,000 carloads per year. Over the last year, Carload purchased 17 additional locomotives to support today’s operations and future company expansion, bringing the company’s fleet to 46 locomotives.

A significant accomplishment was last year’s start-up of the 162-mile Delmarva Central Railroad in Delaware and Maryland. Within the first 48 hours of taking over the rail line, CEI subsidiary Delmarva Central Railroad Company (DCR) moved 12 additional locomotives into operation, established five offices and transitioned all communications systems. Within the first 90 days of operation, DCR moved nearly 6,500 railcars, provided all customers with five-day-per-week service (an increase of 150 percent in most cases), and suffered no injuries or derailments. DCR is managed locally in Harrington, Delaware.

“We’re delighted to mark this milestone,” said Carload Express CEO Russell Peterson.  “Twenty five years ago, we set out to revitalize rail lines that others have cast off, by improving service to shippers, growing traffic, and reinvesting in our rail lines for now and into the future. We’re proud to see that vision realized as we turn our focus to the next 25 years. We are tremendously grateful to our loyal customers, dedicated employees, and the communities that we serve.”

Carload Express 25th Anniversary from Carload Express on Vimeo.


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About Carload Express

Carload Express Inc. operates four shortline railroads: The Allegheny Valley Railroad (AVR) and Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad (SWP) serving western Pennsylvania; the Ohio Terminal Railway (OHIO) serving the Ohio River Valley bordering Ohio and West Virginia; and the Delmarva Central Railroad (DCR) serving Delaware and Maryland on the Delmarva Peninsula. We anticipate handling approximately 90,000 shipments this year, equating to roughly 360,000 fewer trucks on local highways, lowering congestion and road maintenance costs, while significantly reducing carbon emissions and greenhouse gases. For more information, please see:

Contact: David La Torre, 717.608.6337