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New Castle Industrial Railroad

Pennsylvania shortline

Formed in 1991, the New Castle Industrial Railroad is a switching shortline serving industrial and railroad rebuilding sites in and around New Castle, Pennsylvania. The operation utilizes industrial switching trackage left over from four Class 1 railroads that once served the area. Today, interchange is with CSX, Norfolk Southern, and the Buffalo & Pittsburgh -- a Genessee & Wyoming regional line terminating in New Castle.


The Beaver-Lawrence Railway Historical Society -- a former NRHS chapter involved in a number of restoration projects -- hosts an annual summertime caboose ride day in cooperation with the New Castle Industrial Railroad. Society-owned and privately-held cabooses are gathered in short train sets for a brisk ride from West Pittsburgh norht across the Shenango River, and return.

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