Massena Terminal Railroad

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Massena Terminal Railroad
Massena Terminal Railroad logo.png
Reporting mark MSTR
Locale Massena, New York
Dates of operation –present
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Length 3 miles (4.8 km)
Headquarters Massena
Massena Terminal Railroad
Grasse River
State Route 37B
State Route 37
Raquette River
St. Lawrence Subdivision; Montreal Subdivision

The Massena Terminal Railroad (reporting mark MSTR) is a Class III terminal railroad operating in the U.S. state of New York. It operates over 3 miles (4.8 km) of track[1] from the CSX Transportation yard in Massena north to the Alcoa plant, the railroad's only customer. It was built in the early 20th century, beginning operations in 1900.[1][2]

In 2005, the railroad was purchased by holding company RailAmerica.[1]

The railroad's traffic comes mainly from aluminum and petroleum products. The MSTR hauled around 4,300 carloads in 2008.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "RailAmerica's Empire". Trains Magazine. Kalmbach Publishing. June 2010. 
  2. ^ "The Rome Watertown and Ogdensburg Railroad". Retrieved 2008-02-07. 

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