Pittsburgh and Ohio Central Railroad

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Pittsburgh and Ohio Central Railroad
Pittsburgh and Ohio Central Railroad logo.png
Reporting mark POHC
Locale McKees Rocks, Bridgeville, Canonsburg, and Washington
Dates of operation 2000–
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Headquarters McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania

The Pittsburgh and Ohio Central Railroad (reporting mark POHC) is a short-line railroad operating 35 miles of track over the Chartiers Branch in southwest Pennsylvania. It also operated a small portion of the former Panhandle Route until 2015, but Distributor Services, the Panhandle's only customer, decided to stop shipping by train. 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. A short branch line serves Carnegie. 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