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April, 2021

Ohio Terminal Railway operations at Hannibal, Ohio sold to Katahdin Rail Services.

October, 2020

AVR completes implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) ahead of the December 31 regulatory deadline.

December, 2018

Carload Express announces a second expansion in the Delmarva Peninsula, having been selected by the State of Delaware to operate it’s state-owned lines near Milton and Georgetown, Delaware.

June, 2018

Delmarva Central expands operations into Virginia through a lease with Canonie Atlantic, to operate rail freight service between Pocomoke City, MD and Hallwood, Virginia.

November 27, 2017

Carload Express completes implementation of Computer Aided Train Dispatching for all system main lines.

December, 2016

Carload Express starts up the 162-mile Delmarva Central Railroad, serving Delaware and the eastern shore of Maryland. Carload Express was selected during a competitive bid process to operate the former Norfolk Southern network south of Porter, Del.

August 12, 2015

Carload Express begins Tractive Effort Booster Unit (“TEBU”) program on Allegheny Valley Railroad and Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad, whereby a GP40-2 locomotive is paired with a TEBU to provide eight total powered axles, resulting in increased traction and fuel efficiency compared to using two locomotives.

July 8, 2015

Carload Express receives the high score in a competitive selection process to operate the SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority’s (“JRA”) rail system in central Pennsylvania. While the JRA voted 7-3 in favor of awarding the contract to Carload Express, the JRA deems the vote ineffective due to the presence of six non-voting board members. The JRA subsequently files a declaratory judgment action in Clinton County seeking judicial clarification of the voting standard. Carload Express looks forward to the possibility of extending its operations into central Pennsylvania.