Transtar’s East Ohio Valley Railway expands in Eastern Ohio

East Ohio Valley Railway LogoPittsburgh, PA – May 7, 2024 – East Ohio Valley Railway LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Transtar, LLC, is expanding its rail network an additional 18 miles, through a long-term lease of rail lines in the Powhatan Point, Ohio area.   The new operations will extend EOVR’s existing 12.2 mile mainline an additional 16.5 miles to Bellaire, Ohio, with operating rights over Norfolk Southern to Mingo Junction, Ohio for interchange.  EOVR will also begin operating over 1.78 miles of the Captina Secondary running west from Powhatan Point.  EOVR commences operations over the new routes on June 1, 2024.

“EOVR’s expanded operations will support and strengthen manufacturing and industrial development in the region, improve transit times, and enhance rail connectivity to the national rail network,” said Jonathan Carnes, President and CEO of Transtar, LLC.  “We greatly appreciate our partners at Norfolk Southern for supporting our high-touch first-mile-last-mile service and look forward to expanding our rail network in the region.” 


About East Ohio Valley Railway, LLC


As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Transtar, LLC, East Ohio Valley Railroad operates a 12.2-mile railroad in Ohio that interchanges with Norfolk Southern and provides rail switching services for Long Ridge Energy Terminal and the Hannibal Industrial Park located in Hannibal, Ohio.

About Transtar, LLC


Transtar, LLC owns and operates six Class III freight railroads and a contract switching company transporting raw materials, semi-finished products, and finished products for a wide range of industries.  Transtar’s experienced management team maintains its railroads and service levels to the highest standards.  Tracing its roots back over 130 years, Transtar has an established legacy of serving industrial users and is positioned for rapid growth in the freight transportation market.  Elsewhere in Ohio, Transtar also owns and operates the Lake Terminal Railroad in Lorain, Ohio.  Lake Terminal is a Class III connecting with Norfolk Southern and CSXT.


Transtar is Gary Railway – Union Railroad – Delray Connecting Railroad – Lake Terminal Railroad – Texas & Northern Railway – Fairfield Southern Company – East Ohio Valley Railway


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