Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad begins serving Westmoreland Rail Freight terminal, outside of New Stanton, Penn., and operated by Savage Safe Handling.
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Carload Express begins direct management of its subsidiary railroads at the holding company level.
Trimax becomes a Pennsylvania corporation and rebranded as Carload Express.
Trimax finances Allegheny Valley Railroad’s acquisition of Conrail’s Valley Cluster in Pittsburgh, PA; Conrail’s first “Conrail Express” franchise. The name Conrail Express was the brand applied by Conrail’s carload business group to its new shortline franchise model.
Trimax funds the start-up and operation of the Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad, which was competitively selected to operate Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation’s (WCIDC) and Fay-Penn Industrial Development Corporation’s (FPIDC) joint 66-mile railroad in western Pennsylvania.
Trimax funds the Camp Chase Railroad’s acquisition of Conrail’s 14-mile Camp Chase Industrial Track in Columbus, Ohio.
Carload Express predecessor Trimax Holdings is founded for the purpose of acquiring, operating and developing shortline railroads. Trimax acquires assets from a previous company that began leasing locomotives in 1984.