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The Buffalo and Pittsburgh Railroad is a Class II railroad operating in New Yorkmarker and Pennsylvaniamarker.

The BPRR is owned by Genesee and Wyoming Industries and runs between Buffalomarker, New Yorkmarker and Eidenaumarker, Pennsylvaniamarker (north of Pittsburghmarker). It runs largely on former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) lines. The entire BPRR system is 411 miles.

Major commodities carried include paper, petroleum products, chemicals, coal, steel, and sand.

Main line

The Buffalo-Eidenau main line passes through Salamanca, NY, Bradford, PAmarker, Johnsonburg, PAmarker, DuBois, PAmarker, Punxsutawney, PAmarker and maintains a rail yard and locomotive maintenance facility in Butler, PAmarker.

Other lines

BPRR operates a secondary line over part of the former B&O Northern Subdivision which runs to Petrolia, PAmarker.

There are branches to Erie, PAmarker, Driftwood, PAmarker, and Indiana, PAmarker. The BPRR also leases CSX Transportation tracks between Eidenau and a junction near New Castle, PAmarker. There is also a small branch that runs from Harmony Junction in Eidenaumarker to Bakerstown, Pennsylvania along the P&W Subdivision. At Bakerstown Hill, there is a small interchange with the Allegheny Valley Railroad.

History

In the early 2000s, the BPRR merged other GWI railroads into it. These lines include the Allegheny and Eastern Railroad (ALY), Pittsburg and Shawmut Railroad (PSR), and the Bradford Industrial Railroad (BR).

In 2006, the railroad was honored as the Regional Railroad of the Year by industry trade journal Railway Age magazine.

References

  1. Surface Transportation Board, GENESEE & WYOMING INC.--CONTROL EXEMPTION--COLUMBUS AND GREENVILLE RAILWAY COMPANY, THE CHATTOOGA AND CHICKAMAUGA RAILWAY COMPANY, AND LUXAPALILA VALLEY RAILROAD, INC., May 15, 2008


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