Youngstown Belt Railroad

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Youngstown Belt Railroad Overview

The Youngstown Belt Railroad is a part of Genesee & Wyoming, serving the area northwest of Youngstown, Ohio. It began operations in 1997, mainly on ex-Erie Railroad trackage, the "Lordstown Cluster," acquired from Conrail in 1996. It also leases a short ex-Baltimore and Ohio Railroad segment from CSX Transportation.

The company operates in three separate areas near Warren, Niles, and Youngstown, connected by trackage rights over the Norfolk Southern Railway.

The Youngstown Belt also operates the Warren & Trumbull Railroad at Warren, and the Mahoning Valley Railway and Youngstown and Austintown Railroad at Youngstown.

YB interchanges in Youngstown with the Norfolk Southern at Haselton Yard and with CSX.

Youngstown Belt Railroad Locomotives

Number Model Year Built History Notes
OHCR 2505 GP35 1964 Ex-KRR 3802/MP 2604/TP 606.
OHCR 6642 SD18M 1959 Ex-CNW 6642/SOU 6345/SOU 6951.
OHCR 7573 GP10 1959 Ex-CR 7573/PC 7239/PRR 7239.
OHCR 7591 GP10 1959 Ex-CR 7591/PC 7254/PRR 7254.
OHCR 8702 GP11 1954 Ex-IC 8702/UP 282.
OHCR 8712 GP11 1956 Ex-IC 8712/ICG 8712/MBTA 7557/PC 7557/NH 1227.
OHCR 8713 GP11 1958 Ex-IC 8713/ICG 8713/IC 9372.

Youngstown Belt Railroad Customers

Customer Location Company Description Type of Railcar Notes
Industrial Piping Specialists Youngstown Piping Distributor Flatcars Active shipper? MVRY.
Lally Pipe & Tube Youngstown Piping Distributor Gondolas MVRY.
International Steel & Counterweights Youngstown Steel Fabricating Gondolas
City Stone Aggregates Youngstown Aggregate Producer Open Hoppers/Covered Hoppers
Metalico Youngstown Scrap Metal Recycling Gondolas
Vallourec Youngstown Steel Mill Gondolas/Flatcars/Covered Hoppers
Liberty Iron & Metal Girard Scrap Yard Gondolas
BRT Extrusions Niles Metal Fabrication Covered Hoppers Active shipper?
Incredible Solutions Warren Plastic Products Covered Hoppers
ClarkDietrich Warren Steel Distributor Steel Coil Cars
Aptiv Warren Auto Parts Covered Hoppers

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