Depew, Lancaster & Western (DLWR)

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Not to be confused with its predecessor, the (now defunct) Delaware, Lackawanna & Western (DLW), the Depew, Lancaster and Western Railroad (DLWR), besides being an exclusive ALCO railroad, is a class 3 shortline formed in 1989 from ex-DL&W and Lehigh Valley tracks. Operating in NY state, it’s actually two operations performed by one railroad.

One operation is between Depew and Lancaster, NY and the other is in Batavia, NY.

The Lancaster operation performs work from Depew to Lancaster with trackage rights on Norfolk Southern to interchange with them at Bison Yard in Buffalo and the Batavia division works in Batavia and interchanges with CSX.

Depew, Lancaster & Western is a susidiary of Genesee Valley Transportation.

Depew, Lancaster & Western (DLWR)