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Aliquippa & Southern - Railroad

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Aliquippa & Southern - Railroad
Company Name Aliquippa & Southern
Category Railroad
Year Founded 1910
Final Year of Operation 2002
Termination Acquired
Successor/Parent Ohio Central System (Details)
Country United States (Details)
Source of Text Bluford Shops
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Aliquippa & Southern - Railroad



Company History: This line opened in 1910 to serve 17 miles of line in the Aliquippa, Pennsylvania area. At first the only customer was the line's owner, Jones & Laughlin Steel. In the 1920s, ALQS was re-classed as a common carrier and they began serving other customers in the area. In 1968, LTV Steel purchased Jones & Laughlin. In 1985, LTV closed the Aliquippa plant and the lion's share of traffic on the ALQS dried up yet the railroad struggled on. Gradually, the steel mill property was redeveloped for new commercial uses and the ALQS was there to serve. LTV fell into bankruptcy and in 2002 the railroad was sold to the Ohio Central System who established the Aliquippa & Ohio River to run it.

Successor/Parent History:
The Ohio Central Railroad System is a network of short line railroads operating in Ohio and western Pennsylvania. It is owned by Genesee & Wyoming Inc.
Headquartered in Coshocton, Ohio, the system operates 500 miles (800 km) of track divided among 10 subsidiary railroads. Most of the system's routes were divested from Class I railroads and connect industries to the Class I railroads.
The Ohio Central operates on track owned by other entities, including a line from Newark, Ohio to Mount Vernon, Ohio owned by CSX Transportation and the old Panhandle Route, owned by the State of Ohio.

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Brief History:
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Item created by: gdm on 2018-12-18 14:41:21

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