Lehigh Railway (LWRY)

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The Lehigh Railway is a shortline railroad in Wyoming County and Bradford County, Pennsylvania. It connects to the Reading, Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad in Mehoopany and to Norfolk Southern in Athens, just south of Sayre. It operates a total of 56 miles of track along the Susquehanna River.

The railroad was formed in 2009 to lease and operate Norfolk Southern’s Lehigh Secondary from Mehoopany to Athens, which is the northern branch of the Lehigh Valley Main Line from Wilkes-Barre to Sayre. This is not to be confused with NS’s Lehigh Line, which runs from Manville, New Jersey to M&H Junction, Pennsylvania via Allentown, Pennsylvania. Major commodities hauled by the Lehigh Railway include drilling supplies, frack sand, chemicals, building products, and agricultural products.

The L&S is headquartered in Owego, New York, and is part of a holding company that has several other shortlines including the Owego Harford and the Luzerne & Susquehanna Railway.

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(ABOVE) Lehigh Railway #2300 in Wysox, Pa. (BELOW) Lehigh Railway #2300 in Reading & Northern’s Pittston Yard.

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Lehigh Railway