100 Blue Heron Way Available Soon! Call Today!

A rare opportunity to lease 100 Blue Heron Way, one of the most modern, rail-served cross dock and warehouse buildings in the strategically located Raritan Center Business Park.

  • 94,000 s/f
  • 32' clear ceilings
  • Perfect for cross dock/warehouse/packaging
  • Food grade, paper, premium lumber products, building products, and more
  • Adjacent to the Raritan Central yard
  • Multiple switches per day
  • Immediate access to I-95 as well as five other major highways and interstates
  • Less than 15 miles to the Port of NY/NJ

For more information call or email: 617-243-0137, eyalshaira@aol.com



Improvement Project Enhances Rail Access in Chambersburg

The Pennsylvania & Southern Railroad, Cumberland Valley Business Park, and the Franklin County General Authority recently completed an $800,000 rail improvement project designed to improve rail access in Chambersburg. The rail upgrades reinforce the importance of rail services to the future growth of the Cumberland Valley Business Park and the Letterkenny Army Depot.

The project included work at three important rail junctions. The first location was at the south gate by the CSX interchange, where the cross-over into the park was completely rebuilt and reconfigured to better handle increased traffic levels. The second part of the project saw the lead track to Classification Yard #2 rebuilt and upgraded. Finally a new wye bypass track was installed to help streamline operations. In all the three locations the scope of the rebuild included new ties, rail, switches, and ballast.

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Food Grade Transloading Capacity to be Added in Raritan Center

The Raritan Central Railway was recently granted permitting to construct a new, 60 carspot, food grade terminal on Sweetwater Lane in the Raritan Center Business Park. Construction on the new terminal will start later this spring and more than double our existing capacity and improve switching times for our customers. The double track facility will be paved allowing full access by truck. It will be able to accommodate both single carloads and unit trains of liquid and bulk food grade shipments arriving in tank and covered hopper cars.

The food grade transload will be able to handle include corn syrup, flour, sugar, grains, and other bulk products. Both shippers and end-users will be able to take advantage of a full range of 3PL services offered by our logistics partners within the Raritan Center Business Park. Services include warehousing, packaging, cross-dock, import/export and distribution options. The transload is also only 15 miles from the Port of NY/NJ, allowing international shipments to be transloaded to railcar for shipment throughout the country using our Class 1 connections CSX and NS.

Look for more information in the next issue of The Switching News.



Lumber Reload Services Arrive in Chambersburg

Franklin County's newest rail-to-truck lumber reload has opened in the Cumberland Valley Business Park! Situated right next to the Pennsylvania & Southern enginehouse the pocket reload features paved, 360˚ access for up to two flat, bulkhead, or centerbeam cars, a lay down area adjacent to the siding, and easy access for flat bed or trailer trucks. The reload is ideally suited for dimensional and composite lumber products of all sizes. The facility currently serves two lumber customers, including Martin's Roofing of Chambersburg, with more on the way.

The reload is part of PA&Southern's 10+ acre multi-service depot. The depot offers complete rail-to-truck services for a wide range of commodities and includes a 13,500 sq. ft. crossdock. As customer use grows, so will the reload, with additional carspots and lay-down areas created to meet the needs of shippers.

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Franklin Logistics Opens a New Cross Dock and Warehouse Operation on the Pennsylvania & Southern

The Pennsylvania & Southern Railway now offers shippers access to a full range of logistics services thanks to the addition of Franklin Logistics and Development. Franklin Logistics, one of the leading warehouse, transloading, and transportation providers in south central Pennsylvania, expanded into their newest facility in the Cumberland Valley Business Park this past winter. Its 50,000 s/f, rail served cross dock/warehouse can provide shippers with a range of supply chain solutions.

Franklin Logistics offers cross docking, fulfillment, pick/pack, managed inventory, reloading, and TL/LTL distribution services. To find out more about its services and capabilities visit its website: franklinlogistics.com. The facility is ideal for rail to truck shipments of building materials, canned food, consumer products, paper, roofing products, and more. Currently Franklin Logistics is handling lumber that requires dry transloading, birdseed, and other bulk products.

The Pennsylvania & Southern provides Franklin Logistics with daily switching and a connection to CSX that enables them to reach the entire North American marketplace. Rail infrastructure in the Cumberland Valley Business Park provides ample carspots for even the largest shipments. The facility is strategically located in south central Pennsylvania with convenient highway access to Interstates 81, 70, and 76.

For more information about the new facility and how it can be put to work for you contact Eyal Shapira by phone or email: 617-243-0137, eyalshapira@aol.com.

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Pennsylvania & Southern Upgrades its Motive Power

Along with track upgrades the Pennsylvania & Southern also recently upgraded its motive power better serve its expanding customer base. This winter a larger and more powerful locomotive was transferred from the Raritan Central and lettered for the PA&Sou using reflective decals so it would be highly visible to motorists and pedestrians when moving around the park. Upon arrival the locomotive was immediately put to use hauling unit pipe trains, deliveries of road salt, and special shipments for the military.

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Plastic Express' New 116,000 sf Facility Increases Our Customers' Warehouse & Cross Dock Options

Plastic Express, one of our leading logistics partners and a specialist in handling plastics and resins, continues to expand its operations in Raritan Center to meet the needs of their customers in the northeast. To help diversify the types of commodities they can handle, Plastic Express has opened a new 116,000 sf facility at 114 Northfield Avenue. This brings the total space in Raritan Center that it utilizes for warehousing, packaging, cross docking, and transloading to over 400,000 sf. The new building will operate under the PX Services banner and will enable the company to provide warehouse, transload, and cross dock solutions for commodities such as lumber, paper, electrical conduit, rebar, steel coil, and building products. The new building is served by the Raritan Central and features both rail and truck doors.

The new PX Services facility is strategically located on Interstate 95 Exit 10, close to all of the major NY/NJ ports, and offers import/export, freight management, and drayage services. Customers utilizing the offerings of PX Services/Raritan Central will also be connected to other PX Services facilities such as Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, and Houston. The Raritan Central's interchange with both NS and CSX will enable you to ship railcar loads both outbound and inbound - regionally or coast-to-coast. Learn about all the logistics and transportation services that Plastic Express can offer your business on its website: www.plasticexpress.com.

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Pennsylvania & Southern Offers Complete Railcar Services for Your Lease Fleet

The Pennsylvania & Southern Railway offers leasing companies a complete solution to their car repair, cleaning, and temporary or long-term unit train storage needs. Our Chambersburg operation features an AAR-certified car repair facility, two 250-car yards, and additional sidings that can accommodate entire empty unit oil, coal, autorack, or ethanol trains with ease. A car cleaning facility will also soon be on-line, providing comprehensive cleaning services for tank cars and other equipment. Chambersburg's strategic central Pennsylvania location is convenient to two major east-west mainlines and one north-south mainline, allowing companies to store or place trainsets back into service quickly.

For over eight years the Pennsylvania & Southern has provided individual car storage services to many of the major railcar leasing companies in the United States. Now, with the addition of car repair and cleaning services, as well as our competitive rates, we can make an even bigger difference for our customers! Call us today for more information.

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Pennsylvania & Southern and Lansberry Trucking Offer Salt and Dry Bulk Transloading & Trucking in Central Pennsylvania

Our newest 3PL partner is Lansberry Trucking in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Lansberry operates the new bulk salt transload located on the Pennsylvania & Southern Railroad in the Cumberland Valley Business Park. The transload includes a 1400' (20 carspot) siding, under-car unloading system, and a 24,000 sf storage shed - with an additional 24,000 sf storage shed soon be added to the facility. The transload is unit train capable, and can take advantage of many storage-in-transit spots in our adjacent 250-car yard. Lansberry Trucking offers complete dry bulk transloading services and trucking options using its fleet of over 80 tractor trailers and triaxles. Using portable under-car unloaders Lansberry crews can also transfer products rail-to-truck and truck-to-rail at any of our bulk transload tracks throughout the Cumberland Valley Business Park. Contact us to find out more!

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Chambersburg: the Northeast's machinery handling leader

The Pennsylvania & Southern Railway has some of the best heavy machinery handling capabilities in the Northeast, and manufacturers, distributors, and end-users have taken notice! This past summer the railroad has been handling an even more diverse selection of machinery both inbound and outbound. The latest shipment involved the movement of several loads of new Komatsu excavators. By utilizing the railroad for long-haul portion of the shipment, the company was able to transport several machines at a time and reduce trucking costs, especially over-sized, over-weight expenses.

The Pennsylvania & Southern's infrastructure at the Cumberland Valley Business Park includes heavy-duty equipment ramps, lay-down lots, and transload areas that make it easy to ship even the largest equipment. The unique ramp and dock arrangement allows several railcars to be loaded from either the side or the end. Open transloading areas provide obstruction-free crane and forklift access for non-mobile machinery, components, or accessories. Lay-down areas allow for temporary storage and assembly/disassembly of equipment before it is shipped out by truck or rail. Truck routes in and out of the park lead to Interstate 81, the major north-south route connecting Harrisburg, PA (I-76, I-78) and Hagerstown, MD (I-70).

The Pennsylvania &?Southern Railway operates an open terminal that can be used by any company or manufacturer for transloading purposes. Contact us for more information.