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History

Our History

After the numerous needs and issues facing the railroads in the State of New Jersey, Bob Bailey of the Port Jersey Railroad conducted a fact finding and best practices mission, which led to the formation of The New Jersey Short Line Railroad Association (NJSLRRA) in July 1991. Bob Bailey was the President from its founding serving diligently without interruption until December 31, 2018. Also chartering the initial association was the late Ben Friedland of the Morristown & Erie Railway, after whom the Benjamin J. Friedland Award is named.

The initial NJSLRRA Meetings were hosted by New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) for the first years. Over time the meeting migrated to Conrail Headquarters where they are attended by New Jersey short lines, Conrail, CSXT, Norfolk Southern, CP, US DHS and FRA representatives, NJDOT and NJ TRANSIT officials, consultants, contractors, railroad suppliers, and members of the NJ Legislature. In 2019 All the freight railroads decided to create the New Jersey Railroad Association (NJRRA) to work together with a commitment to work with ALL who assist supporting freight rail transportation in the State of New Jersey.

Member Directory

Black River and Western (BRW)

Dover & Delaware River Railroad (DD)

Dover & Rockaway River Railroad (DRRV)

Belvidere & Delaware River Railroad (BDRV)

245 John Ringo Rd
Ringoes, NJ 08551
Phone 908-782-6622

Contacts:
Kean Burenga-
Service Territory:

Connections:

Cape May & Seashore Line (CMSL)

31 Mill Rd
Woodbine, NJ 08270
Phone: (800) 987-2055

Contact: Tony Macrie

Service Territory: Cape May County

Connections: Norfolk Southern, CSX & Conrail

New York New Jersey Rail, LLC (NYNJ) Marine Rail Division Port Jersey Rail Division (PJR)

26 Colony Road
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Marine Rail Division
Phone: 201-433-0360

Contacts:
Donald Hutton – 201-433-0360
NYNJR Managing Director

Christine Toal, Manager of Administration and Marketing

Cathy Kersting, Acting Operation Manager

Service Territory: Jersey City, NJ and Brooklyn, NY

Connections: NS, CSX, Conrail, New York & Atlantic Railway (Brooklyn, NY)

New York Susquehanna & Western Railway (NYSW)

1 Railroad Avenue
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone: 607-547-2555
Fax: 607-547-9834

Contacts:
Nathan Fenno- President – 607-547-2555 x236
Bill Bloomfield – Chief Transportation Officer – 607-547-2555 x265

Service Territory: Northern New Jersey

Connections: CSX at North Bergen; NS at Marion Interchange and Passaic Jct. (Also with CSX, CP and NS at locations in NY State)

Raritan Central Railway (RCRY)

Federal Business Centers Inc
817 Campus Drive
Edison, NJ 08837
Phone: 732-417-0222

Contacts:
Eyal Shapira

Service Territory: Edison NJ

Connections: NS and CSX and Conrail

SMS Rail Service (SLRS)

513 Sharptown Rd
Logan Twp, NJ 08085
Phone 856-467-4800
Fax: 856-467-2121

Contacts:
Jeff Sutch- President – 856-467-4800
Brian Murray – GM – 856-467-4800
John McCreavy – Sales – 856-467-4800
Service Territory: Bridgeport,NJ; Westville,NJ

Connections: NS and CSX at these three locations

Southern Railroad of New Jersey (SRNJ)

212 Spring Rd
Hammonton NJ
Phone: 609-567-4190

Contact:
Steve Kerr – Opeartions Mgr

Service Territory: Salem County

Connections: Conrail, Norfolk Southern & CSX

Winchester & Western (WW)

5550 Winchester Ave.
Suite 3
Martinsburg, WV
Phone: 304-596-2680
Fax: 304-596-2685
info@winchesterwesternrr.com

Service Territory: Vineland and surrounding Cumberland County

CSX

CSX

Contact:
Government Affairs
Rodney Oglesby
Phone: 610)-660-7729
Email: rodney.oglesby@csx.com

www.csx.com

Norfolk Southern

Norfolk Southern Corporation

Contact:
Mike Fesen
Phone: 908-353-6369
Cell: 717-319-6870

www.nscorp.com

Conrail

Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail)
1717 Arch Street, Suite 1310
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 209-2000

conrail.com

Conrail is a switching and terminal railroad owned by CSX and Norfolk Southern. We operate on approximately 843 miles of track throughout New Jersey and Philadelphia. Having convenient locations in Newark and Camden, we provide local freight services for 286 customers in the Jersey/Philly area.

Contacts: Jocelyn Hill – General Counsel

Service Territory: North Jersey, South Jersey/Philadelphia, and Detroit

Connections: NS, CSX, SMS Lines, CMSL, WW, M&E, NYNJ, SRNJ, HIRR, PJR, RCRY, Tyburn, and EJR

Associate Member Directory

Railroad Construction Company

75-77 Grove Street
Paterson, NJ 07503
Phone: 973-413-1814

Contacts:
Lisa Tackach- Business Development
Phone: 973-413-1814
Email: LisaT@rccmail.net
www.railroadconstruction.com

Reltek

6 Terri Lane
Suite 300
Burlington, NJ 08016
Phone: (609) 387-4357
Fax: (609) 845-1432

Contacts:
Paul Catania- Vice President- Operations
Phone: (609) 387-4357
http://www.reltekservices.com/home.html

Hatch & Kirk Inc.

Hatch & Kirk Inc.
5111 Leary Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Phone: 206-783-2766
Fax: 206-782-6482

Art Ivins
Sales Manager, Northeast Region
511 Atwood Court
Newtown, PA 18940
Cell: 215-499-3275

IEW Construction Group

IEW Construction Group
75 Sculptors Way
PO Box 8008 Trenton, NJ 08650

Jeffrey P. Michelini
Program Manager
Phone: 609-586-5005, X 127
Cell: 609-775-7509
Fax: 609-586-0356

Orgo-Thermit, Inc

Orgo-Thermit, Inc.
3500 Colonial Drive North
Manchester, NJ 08759
Phone: 732-657-5781
Fax: 732-657-5899

Philadelphia Belt Line Railroad

The Philadelphia Belt Line Railroad Company
601 Walnut Street – Ste 410W
P.O. Box 40028
Philadelphia, PA 19106-0028
Phone: 215-592-7775
Fax: 215-627-4797

Charles E. Mather III – President
Dennis J. Colgan, Jr. – Secretary
Shaun F. O’Malley – Treasurer
James T. Turcich – Vice President

Pocketlist.com

PocketList.com
PO Box 278
Medford, NJ 08055
Phone: 973-776-7813

Matthew Denapoli
Sr. Business Analyst

Short Line Data Systems

Short Line Data Systems Inc.
5 Westminster Place
Morristown NJ 07960
Phone: 973-898-1346
Fax: 973-898-1568

Steven Friedland
President

Specialty Transportation & Regulatory Services

Specialty Transportation & Regulatory Services
4701 Neshaminy Blvd.
Suite 108-278
Bensalem, PA 19020
Phone: 267-324-4002
Fax: 630-925-9409

Wendy J. Buckley

Stella Jones

Stella-Jones Corp.
Two Gateway Center, Suite 1000
603 Stanwix Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Toll Free: 800-272-8437
Fax: 412-325-0208

Gary Young
Regional Sales Manager
Mobile: 724-480-8436

MacKavanagh Railroad Consulting

MacKavanagh Railroad Consulting
12 Willard Way
Berlin, NJ 08009
Phone: 609-704-1270
Email:  kelmack@verizon.net

Kelvin MacKavanagh

Dyer & Peterson

Dyer & Peterson PC
605 Main Street Suite 104
Riverton, N.J 08077
Phone: 973-419-6124
Cell: 609-792-6851

John K. Fiorilla, Esq

Bowers & Company

Bowers & Company CPAs PLLC
120 Madison Street; Suite 1700
Syracuse, New York 13202

Direct Dial: 315-234-1173
Cell: 315-427-0162

James A. Bowers CPA

Atlantic Rail Services

Atlantic Rail Services, Inc.
1 Teaberry Drive
Medford, NJ 08055

Email: sheprail@aol.com
Work: 856-983-9226
Cell: 609-781-0896

William Sheppard, President

Manzi & Sons

Manzi & Sons
205 Eddystone Ave.,
Eddystone, PA
Phone: 610-543-3000
Phone: 610-633-1790

Joe Manzi

HDR

HDR Inc.
500 7th Ave.
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212-542-6000

Richard Semenick
Assistant Vice President
Richard.Semenick@hdrinc.com

Wheeler Lumber, L.L.C.

Wheeler Lumber, L.L.C.
12127 Whitewood Service Road
Whitewood, SD 57793

Phone: 800-843-8304
Fax: 605-269-2497

Jeff Parrett – Senior Business Development Manager

jparrett@wheeler1892.com

www.wheeler1982.com

KS Engineers

CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
KSE – NEWARK, NJ
494 Broad Street, 4th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: (973)623-2999
Fax: (973)242-2955, (973)623-2988
General E-mail:  info@kseng.com

Kamal Shahid, P.E.
E-mail: kshahid@kseng.com

Nisus Corp.

100 Nisus Drive
Rockfort, TN 37853

www.nisuscorp.com

Ken Laughlin – Vice President Wood Preservation
E-mail: kenl@nisuscorp.com

Keller Engineers of New Jersey, LLC

121 Market Street, 2nd Floor
Camden, NJ 08102

www.keller-engineers.com

Paul S. Truban AICO, PE, PTOE

Director of Freight & Transpotation Planning
E-mail: PTruban@keller-engineers.com

Railworks Track Services Inc.

Railworks Track Services Inc.
PO Box 555 Hilltop & Midland Terrace – Building D
Sewell, NJ 08080

Phone: 413-454-4879

Will Dorris, Area Manager

WDorris@railworks.com

www.Railworks.com

Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc.

Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc.

300 Kimball Drive, 4th Floor

Parsippany, NJ 07054

Phone: 215-491-6500
Fax: 215-491-6501

Raymond Lees, Senior Associate/Vice President
E-mail: RLEES@langan.com

 

Associated Rail Products, LLC

PO Box 3791

Winchester, VA 22604

Phone: 844-205-1219

Fax: 865-980-8844

Tony Chambers

Owner

304-531-9254

tchambers@associatedrailproducts.com

www.associatedrailproducts.com

InfraSteel by Precision Pipe & Products, Inc.

PO Box 102046
Birmingham, AL 35210

www.infrasteel.com

Dan (Dano) Dammann

New Business Development

320-398-8778

ddammann@precisionpipe.com

Holland

Holland

1000 Holland Drive

Crete, IL 60417

Phone: 708-645-6850

Matthew Sturgeon, Regional Sales Manager

MSturgeon@hollandco.com

www.Hollandco.com

Strategic Rail Solutions

2257 83rd Street

North Bergen, NJ 07047

Phone: 201-662-0497

Maria Guido

CEO

 

 

Lab One Inc.

18 Sycamore Court
Paoli, PA 19301
Phone: 866-652-2663

Bob Robie
President
Phone: 610-420-1040

A&K Railroad Materials, Inc.

A&K Railroad Materials, Inc.
Suite 220, 157 Waterdam Road
McMurray, PA 15317

David Minor – Vice President

dminor@akrailroad.com

www.akrailroad.com

Tartaglia Railroad Services

5867 East Molloy Road
Syracuse, NY 13211

Phone: 315-455-0100

Chris Henrici
Director of Operations

Christina Mumley-Chappell
Equipment/Service & Facilities Manager

www.tartagliarail.com

PSEG Services Corporation

80 Park Plaza T20
Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: 732-546-0160

Roger Trudeau
Manager-Corporate Real Estate Transactions

Patrick Reed
Senior Real Estate Consultant

www.pseg.com

W.R. Allen Associates

P.O. Box 2206
Vienna, VA 22183

Michael Allen
Phone: 609-929-6421

Hoffman Equipment, Inc.

300 S. Randolphville Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Phone: 732-752-3600

Brendan Binder

Product Sales Specialist
Phone: 908-377-6331

Rich Parr

Product Support Specialist

www.hoffmanequip.com

Taylor Northeast

931 Hemlock Road  Morgantown, PA 19543

Phone: 1-800-762-2500

Kevin Hoffman
Account Manager

Phone: 484-650-1132

www.taylornortheast.com

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NJRRA Celebrates Tim Tierney’s Retirement

NJRRA Celebrates Tim Tierney’s Retirement

Tim Tierney joined Conrail in 1978. Working his way through various positions, Tim retires from Conrail as President & Chief Operating Officer. Conrail has been a longtime supporter of the New Jersey Railroad Association. We were thrilled to host a luncheon on...

NJRRA Visits Assemblyman Dan Benson

NJRRA Visits Assemblyman Dan Benson

The New Jersey Railroad Association members visited N.J. Assemblyman Dan Benson to discuss freight rail positions in the state of N.J. as well as at the Federal Level.Chairman Dan and a host of Senate and Assembly representatives recently sent lettersof support for...

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New Jersey Railroad Association
6 Terri Lane, Suite 300
Burlington, NJ 08016

609-868-1342