The CSX train yard located in New Castle, Pa., (aka Mahoningtown yard) has a long history with the railroad. The train yard was first used for the Pennsylvania Railroad, and then later the Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Railroad and finally CSX. The Buffalo & Pittsburgh short line railroad also currently uses the yard.
The yard is a hub used by members of SMART TD Locals 1374 (New Castle), 1379 (Pittsburgh), 340 (Connellsville, Pa.), 377 (Salamanca, N.Y.) and 1948 (Youngstown, Ohio).
Click here to read a nostalgic piece about this rail yard and the history of railroading in Pennsylvania from The New Castle News.
Check out this related story about the history of Pennsylvania railroads entitled, “The lure of railroad Memories of days gone by” by the same author at The New Castle News.