R. J. Corman Closes Deal for OHRY, LRWY, AND LS Shortlines
R. J. Corman Railroad Company has completed its anticipated acquisition of the Owego and Harford Railway (OHRY), Lehigh Railway (LRWY), and Luzerne and Susquehanna Railway (LS) short lines, effective November 30. The acquisition increases the total numbers of short lines under the R. J. Corman banner to 17 and expands the transloading services of the company with the integration of TranZ sand transload.
The three short lines and related entities were founded by Steve May and operate in New York and Pennsylvania, hauling a variety of commodities such as sand, scrap, feed products, plastic, propane, and wood products. The lines interchange with Norfolk Southern Railway Company and Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad and handle approximately 14,000 railcars annually.