Reading & Northern acquires warehouse
The Reading & Northern Railroad, through its sister company Reading Railroad Transfer LLC, acquired the former Penn Foster warehouse facility in Ransom, Lackawanna County, on Oct. 31.
The 83,551-square-foot paper-grade warehouse will serve as a new transload facility for wood pulp with the potential to transload other forest products.
The warehouse is situated on over 30 acres of land adjacent to Reading & Northern’s Susquehanna Branch, which is served seven days a week.
Andy Muller Jr., Reading & Northern’s CEO and owner said, “This acquisition marks an important milestone for our railroad. We have always made investments in freight cars and service improvements, but this beautiful warehouse marks a continuation of our investment in transloading, warehousing and trucking.
“Reading & Northern will continue to work to provide our customers with the best possible service package.”
Reading & Northern Railroad, with its corporate headquarters in Port Clinton, is a privately held railroad company serving over 70 customers in Berks, Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Wyoming counties.