PITTSBURGH, PA – March 21, 2024 – Union Railroad Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Transtar, LLC, is excited to announce the opening of the newest railroad freight car repair shop in North America. Located in the industrial district of Duquesne, Pennsylvania, the facility was constructed through a public/private partnership with the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission as part of its construction of the Mon Fayette Expressway.

This investment will enable Union Railroad to provide industry-leading freight rail car repairs, thereby enhancing safety, reliability, and efficiency for freight transportation in the region. The Union Railroad facility is a full-service freight car repair shop with a storage capacity of 500 railcars and connections to CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern, Canadian National, and several regional carriers. The facility can perform heavy repairs onsite and provide mobile repair services to support the needs of the rail industry in the region.

“We’re excited to expand our railcar repair capabilities in southwestern Pennsylvania,” said Jonathan Carnes, President and CEO of Union Railroad’s parent company, Transtar, LLC. “The new car shop will strengthen the growing Transtar network of rail operations across North America and provide a more efficient ‘one-stop-shop’ for customers and railcar owners.”

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 throughout the United States. Tracing their roots back over 130 years, Transtar’s railroads have an established legacy of serving industrial users and, with connections with all six Class I railroads, are positioned for rapid growth in the freight transportation market.

About Union Railroad

As a wholly owned subsidiary of Transtar, LLC, Union Railroad Company proudly operates 128-miles of track in a 10-mile radius east of Pittsburgh, PA. Union Railroad has been and continues to be an important component in the industrial development and manufacturing industry in southwest Pennsylvania. Union Railroad provides rail transportation, car storage, locomotive and car repair, and a variety of transload facilities, and features several undeveloped rail-served industrial sites.

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

Media contact: media@transtarrail.com

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