Pittsburgh and Ohio Central Railroad

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Pittsburgh and Ohio Central Railroad
HeadquartersMcKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
Reporting markPOHC
LocaleMcKees Rocks, Bridgeville, Canonsburg, and Washington
Dates of operation2000–
Track gauge4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Two Pittsburgh and Ohio Central locomotives in 2007.

The Pittsburgh and Ohio Central Railroad (reporting mark POHC) is a short-line railroad operating 35 miles (56 km) of track over the Chartiers Branch in southwest Pennsylvania. It also operated a small portion of the former Conrail Panhandle Route between Carnegie and Walkers Mill. This portion has not seen a train since 2014, and both bridges on the line have been fenced off. A three-foot (1 m) section of rail was also cut from the line just west of Carnegie in 2015, rendering the line completely impassible. It is owned by the Ohio Central Railroad System, which is a division of the rail holding company Genesee & Wyoming Inc.

The P&OHC was formed after the purchase by Genesse & Wyoming of the former Pittsburgh Industrial Railroad from RailAmerica, Inc. in 2000. The line has track extending from its office in the McKees Rocks north to Neville Island and south to Arden in South Strabane Township. Major commodities hauled include chemicals, minerals, plastics, and steel.


Roster (as of June 2014)[edit]

Number Model
1545 SW1500
1547 SW1500
8702 GP11
706 GP10
1402 GS1400
2075-2505 GP38-2, ex NS, née N&W
2402 SW1500, ex-Pittsburgh Industrial Railroad


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