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Allegheny Valley Railroad Opens New Rail-Served Transload Terminal

Pittsburgh, PA (February 16, 2021) – Allegheny Valley Railroad Company (AVR), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Carload Express, Inc., received its first rail shipments at its new Glenwood Transload Terminal in Pittsburgh, PA last week.  This facility 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 AVR’s customer-focused, daily service from our adjacent Glenwood freight yard.

“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”, said AVR president Mark Rosner.

AVR provides daily rail service and direct connections via Buffalo & Pittsburgh, CSXT, Norfolk Southern, and Wheeling & Lake Erie railroads to the broader North American rail network.  For more information, please contact Mike Filoni, Chief Marketing Officer (

Link: AVR Glenwood Transload Terminal

About Allegheny Valley Railroad

Allegheny Valley Railroad Company (AVR), a subsidiary of Carload Express Inc. (CEI), started operations in 1995 and operates 77 miles of track in the greater Pittsburgh area, with lines extending from Pittsburgh to New Kensington, Washington, and Allison Park.  AVR interchanges with Buffalo & Pittsburgh, CSXT, Norfolk Southern, and Wheeling & Lake Erie railroads with operations based at AVR’s Glenwood Yard in Pittsburgh, PA.

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, Maryland, and Virginia on the Delmarva Peninsula.   The company and its 105 employees operate 24 hours per day, seven days per week, serving about 100 customers on 344 route miles of track.  For more information, please see: