Ithaca Central Railroad

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Ithaca Central Railroad
HeadquartersIthaca, New York
LocaleNew York and Pennsylvania, USA
Dates of operationDecember 8, 2018 (2018-12-08)
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Length48.8 track miles

The Ithaca Central Railroad (reporting mark ITHR) is a 48.8-mile long (78.5 km) shortline railroad operating in New York and Pennsylvania that is owned by Watco Transportation Services. The ITHR leases and operates the Norfolk Southern Railway Ithaca Secondary from Sayre, Pennsylvania (Norfolk Southern interchange), to Ludlowville, New York.[1] The railroad began operations on December 8, 2018,[1] serving its primary customer, the Cargill Cayuga Rock Salt Mine, in Lansing, New York. The railroad has the capability to haul various commodities such as salt, coal, plastics, and magnesium chloride.[1]

The railroad uses two ex-UP EMD SD40-2 (SD45 carbody) locomotives, WAMX 4247 and WAMX 4248.

On January 30th, 2019, the ITHR received a third EMD SD40-2, WAMX 4241.


  1. ^ a b c "Ithaca Central Railroad (ITHR)". Retrieved December 30, 2018.