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Lycoming Valley Railroad


“The services provided by the North Shore Railroad Company’s family of short lines are the best we have ever dealt with.”

Tim Chutz

Arrow Material Services

Congratulations to Lycoming Valley Railroad for:

2015 “Jake Award with Distinction” from
the American Short Line Regional Railroad Association

2014 “Jake Award” from
the American Short Line Regional Railroad Association

Bronze Award for 250 Squared program new business 251-500 carloads

at the 2014 Norfolk Southern Annual Short Line Meeting

Platinum Award for 250 Squared program new business over 1,000 carloads

at the 2013 Norfolk Southern Annual Short Line Meeting


Serving Customers from Montgomery to Avis, PA Since 1996

Today, Lycoming Valley Railroad is a 50 mile short line that interchanges with Norfolk Southern in Northumberland and Canadian Pacific Railway in Sunbury. LVRR is the largest short line on the North Shore Railroad Company system. The infrastructure is owned by SEDA-COG JRA.

Vast stands of timber and nearby coal deposits brought three early railroads to the Williamsport area. In December, 1854, the Sunbury & Erie Railroad, a Pennsylvania Railroad predecessor, built northward through Williamsport. The Catawissa, Williamsport & Erie Railroad, a Reading Railroad predecessor, ran its trains to Williamsport over Sunbury & Erie from 1854 until its own line was constructed 1871. The New York Central Railroad presence in the Valley dates from 1883, when its Pine Creek Railroad opened between Wellsboro and Newberry, to haul coal. All these routes were merged into Conrail in 1976. Purchased by the SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority, they have been operated by the Lycoming Valley Railroad Company since August 15, 1996.


Lycoming Valley Railroad

Stations Served

Station Name
Zip Code
Other information
Northumberland, PA
NS Interchange Station
Sunbury, PA
CPRS Interchange Station
Avis, PA
Jersey Shore, PA
Montoursville, PA
Muncy, PA
Team Track
Newberry, PA
Connection with NS (from Linden) and Team Track
Williamsport, PA
Dock, Ramp, and Team Track (also Bulkmatic Transfer)

General Manager
Jason Kift 570.327.0732 ext 11

Assistant General Manager/Sand Desk
Jeremy Fronk 570.327.0732 ext 12

Physical Address
421 Reighard Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701


LVRR 2011 and LVRR 2016 put together the day's outbound train in Muncy. (Photo by: Chris Marks)

356 Priestley Avenue ~ Northumberland, PA 17857 ~ 570.473.7949
Dedicated to safely and efficiently serving our region's industries since 1984