The North Central region is served by several shortline and regional railroads, including:

Buffalo and Pittsburgh Railroad

B&P Railroad Logo

The B&P is the largest regional railroad in Pennsylvania and third-largest by mileage. As a system, it runs on former Baltimore & Ohio Railroad lines in western Pennsylvania and New York in linking its two namesakes. It operates on more than 550 miles of railway in Pennsylvania, although not all of that is within the North Central region.  The B&P’s Mainline Subdivision generally follows US 219 from the PA/NY border to DuBois and then west to Butler, where it maintains a yard and locomotive shop. B&P’s entire system is now cleared for 286,000-pound rail cars, with the exception of one branch line between Butler and Petrolia. The carrier also operates Larkeytown Intermodal Rail Freight Service from its yard in Sandy Township.  The B&P provides the region’s shippers and receivers with rail access to Buffalo, where it connects to several Class I carriers, including CSX, Norfolk Southern, and Canadian Pacific.


rjcormanlogoR.J. Corman Railroad:

R.J. Corman operates primarily within Clearfield County. It provides shippers with interchanges with the NS Buffalo Line in Keating, Clinton County, through Clearfield County and into Cresson with the NS Pittsburgh Line. It also operates a branch line at Cherry Tree to Clymer, and another branch from Clearfield through Philipsburg to Oseola Mills. It is primarily a hauler of coal, but it also carries chemicals and lumber.  RJC’s lines serve the Belford Mine, the Benjamin Mine, and coal mining strips south of Osceola Mills. Clearfield County remains one of the top coal producing counties in Pennsylvania.


Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroadwnyrr:

The WNYP operates on the former “Buffalo Line” of NS between Driftwood in Cameron County, through McKean County and to Olean, NY.   Interchange is made with Norfolk Southern at Hornell, Meadville and North Driftwood, and with Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad at Salamanca, NY and Corry, PA.



Norfolk Southern Railroad (NS):

The NS operates within the North Central region through its “Buffalo Line” which runs from Renovo and Keating in Clinton County and into Cameron County, where it connects with the B&P at Driftwood. The line north of Emporium was acquired in 2007 by the Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad, yet NS maintains operating rights on the line as well as its spur to Farmer’s Valley. NS also has operating rights on the B&P line coming into Punxsutawney from Indiana/Creekside.