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Pennsylvania Northeastern Railroad

Pennsylvania Northeastern Railroad
Reporting mark PN
Locale Eastern Pennsylvania
Dates of operation 2011–
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Length 55.53 miles
Headquarters Lansdale, Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Northeastern Railroad (reporting mark PN) is a short-line railroad operating on trackage mostly in Bucks and Montgomery counties to the north of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was created in 2011, taking over former operations from CSX Transportation. The Pennsylvania Northeastern Railroad interchanges with CSX in Lansdale, the East Penn Railroad in Telford, and the New Hope and Ivyland Railroad in Warminster.


PNRR GE C39-8 8212 in Lansdale

The Pennsylvania Northeastern Railroad operates on 55.53 miles (89.37 km) of SEPTA-owned trackage mostly in Bucks and Montgomery counties to the north of Philadelphia, with some lines extending into northern portions of Philadelphia. The lines operated by the Pennsylvania Northeastern Railroad include the Bethlehem Branch from Newtown Junction to Telford, the Doylestown Branch from Lansdale to Doylestown, the New Hope Branch from Glenside to Ivyland, the New York Line from Jenkintown to Neshaminy Falls, as well as a 3-mile (4.8 km) portion of the Stony Creek Line near Lansdale. The Pennsylvania Northeastern Railroad also operates the Lansdale Yard in Lansdale.[1][2] The railroad interchanges with CSX Transportation in Lansdale and the New Hope and Ivyland Railroad in Warminster.[3]


In December 2010, it was announced that a newly formed shortline, the Pennsylvania Northeastern Railroad, would be taking over freight operations in the Lansdale area from CSX. Under the new arrangement, CSX would still move freight north from Philadelphia while the PN would serve customers in Lansdale, Hatfield, Souderton, Telford and Warminster. In addition, PN serves as a bridge route for rail traffic bound for the East Penn Railroad's Quakertown line, and the New Hope and Ivyland Railroad.[4] The Pennsylvania Northeastern Railroad took over operations from CSX in August 2011.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Views & News - New (and Changing) Railroads".  
  2. ^ "Federal Register Volume 76, Number 142".  
  3. ^ "Services". Pennsylvania Northeastern Railroad. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  4. ^ Di Domizio, Tony (December 7, 2010). "Changes coming down the track". The Reporter (Lansdale, PA). Retrieved January 20, 2011. 

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