Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad

Overview

The Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad (BPRR) is a 368-mile regional freight railroad that interchanges with the Allegheny Valley Railroad, Canadian Pacific Railway, Canadian National, CSX Transportation, Nittany & Bald Eagle Railroad, Norfolk Southern, Rochester & Southern Railroad, and Western New York & Pennsylvania Railway.

Commodities transported include aggregates, brick and cement, automotive, chemicals, coal, food and feed products, forest products, metallic ores and minerals, and steel and scrap.

For 2009-2011, BPRR received three consecutive E.H. Harriman Gold Awards for the best employee safety record among railroads working between 250,000 and four million employee-hours. It also won a total of six ASLRRA President's Awards for most hours of injury-free operation, most improved railroad and best safety rate in the 250,000 plus man-hours category. For 2011, Buffalo District Safety Improvement Team Co-Leader Mark Sheffield won the prestigious Harold F. Hammond Award for outstanding achievement in safety. Click here to see a video on Mark.

The BPRR was acquired by Genesee & Wyoming in 1988.

Customer Safety Handbook

Public Rates & Customer Service Documents

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Industrial Development
Transload Locations
Current Line
Other G&W railroads
Trackage Rights
Interstate lines with open access

Contact Information

Emergency Phone Number
(800) 227-7245

Northeast Region
400 Meridian Centre, Suite 330
Rochester, NY 14618

Customer Service/Operations
Phone: (800) 757-7387 ext. 2777
bprr-cs@gwrr.com

Dave Ebbrecht
Senior Vice President
Phone: (585) 463-3335
Fax: (585) 785-6190

Geoffrey Birch
Director, Safety & Compliance
Phone: (585) 463-3407

Bridget Shepard
Human Resource Director
Phone: (585) 463-3402
Fax: (585) 785-6171

David Baer
Vice President, Engineering
201 N. Penn St.
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
Phone: (814) 938-1519
Fax: (814) 938-1537

Donald Murphy
Vice President, Mechanical
Phone: (585) 236-3818
 

John Pope
General Manager
Phone: (724) 287-2764

 

Beth Perry
Vice President, Finance & Administration
Phone: (585) 463-3366

Marketing Department

Ed Foley
Vice President,Sales & Marketing
Phone: (802) 527-3613

Kevin Bowser
Vice President, Sales & Marketing (West Roads)
(814) 938-1505

Brian Freeman
Manager, Sales
Phone: (585) 463-3321

Michelle M. Worden
Manager, Pricing

Phone: (585) 463-3307
Fax: (585) 785-6183

Industrial Development/
Property Contacts


The Buffalo & Pittsburgh and Rochester & Southern railroads maintain comprehensive inventories of available industrial properties (facilities and land) along their rights-of-way. If you are searching for rail-served industrial property in western Pennsylvania or New York, please contact either of the individuals listed below for information or click here to view available properties. We look forward to assisting you with your site search.

Ryan Fischer
Assistant Vice President, Emerging Markets
Phone: (412) 310-6322

William Gentilman
Property Manager
Phone: (814) 726-3552
Fax: (814) 723-1712

 

 

Fuel Surcharges

Fuel Surcharge Tariffs 92000 and 92001 (Effective January 1, 2016)
BPRR-9502 Fuel Surcharge mileage-based
 

Fuel Surcharge
Effective Date

HDF Avg. Price
Cents Per Gallon

Flat Fee

Mileage

Basis Month

8/1/2016 - 8/31/2016$2.423N/A$0.030Jun-16
7/1/2016 - 7/31/2016$2.315N/A$0.006May-16
6/1/2016 - 6/30/2016$2.152N/A$0.000Apr-16
5/1/2016 - 5/31/2016$2.090N/A$0.000Mar-16
4/1/2016 - 4/30/2016$1.998N/A$0.000Feb-16
3/1/2016 - 3/31/2016$2.143N/A$0.000Jan-16
2/1/2016 - 2/29/2016$2.309N/A$0.006Dec-15
1/1/2016 - 1/31/2016$2.467N/A$0.036Nov-15
12/1/2015 - 12/31/2015$2.519N/A$0.048Oct-15
11/1/2015 - 11/30/2015$2.505N/A$0.042Sep-15
10/1/2015 - 10/31/2015$2.595N/A$0.060Aug-15
9/1/2015 - 9/30/2015$2.788N/A$0.102Jul-15
8/1/2015 - 8/31/2015$2.873N/A$0.120Jun-15
7/1/2015 - 7/31/2015$2.888N/A$0.120May-15
6/1/2015 - 6/30/2015$2.782N/A$0.102Apr-15
5/1/2015 - 5/31/2015$2.897N/A$0.120Mar-15
4/1/2015 - 4/30/2015$2.858N/A$0.114Feb-15
3/1/2015 - 3/31/2015$2.997N/A$0.144Jan-15
2/1/2015 - 2/28/2015$3.411N/A$0.228Dec-14
1/1/2015 - 1/31/2015$3.647N/A$0.270Nov-14
12/1/2014 - 12/31/2014$3.681N/A$0.282Oct-14
11/1/2014 - 11/30/2014$3.792N/A$0.300Sep-14
10/1/2014 - 10/31/2014$3.838N/A$0.312Aug-14
9/1/2014 - 9/30/2014$3.884N/A$0.318Jul-14
8/1/2014 - 8/31/2014$3.906N/A$0.324Jun-14
7/1/2014 - 7/31/2014
 
$3.943N/A$0.330May-14

6/1/2014 - 6/30/2014

$3.964

N/A

$0.3360

Apr-14

5/1/2014 - 5/31/2014

$4.001

N/A

$0.3420

Mar-14

4/1/2014 - 4/30/2014

$3.984

N/A

$0.3420

Feb-14

3/1/2014 - 3/31/2014

$3.893

N/A

$0.3240

Jan-14

2/1/2014 - 2/28/2014

$3.882

N/A

$0.3180

Dec-13

1/1/2014 - 1/31/2014

$3.839

N/A

$0.3120

Nov-13


BPRR-9501 Fuel Surcharge percent-based

Fuel Surcharge
Effective Date

WTI Avg. Price
Per Gallon

Flat Fee

%

Basis Month

8/1/2016 - 8/31/2016$48.85N/A0.00%Jun-16
7/1/2016 - 7/31/2016$46.80N/A0.00%May-16
6/1/2016 - 6/30/2016$41.12N/A0.00%Apr-16
5/1/2016 - 5/31/2016$37.96N/A0.00%Mar-16
4/1/2016 - 4/30/2016$30.62N/A0.00%Feb-16
3/1/2016 - 3/31/2016$31.78N/A0.00%Jan-16
2/1/2016 - 2/29/2016$37.33N/A0.00%Dec-15
1/1/2016 - 1/31/2016$42.92N/A0.00%Nov-15
12/1/2015 - 12/31/2015$46.29N/A0.00%Oct-15
11/1/2015 - 11/30/2015$45.50N/A0.00%Sep-15
10/1/2015 - 10/31/2015$42.89N/A0.00%Aug-15
9/1/2015 - 9/30/2015$50.93N/A0.00%Jul-15
8/1/2015 - 8/31/2015$59.81N/A0.00%Jun-15
7/1/2015 - 7/31/2015$59.37N/A0.00%May-15
6/1/2015 - 6/30/2015$54.43N/A0.00%Apr-15
5/1/2015 - 5/31/2015$47.85N/A0.00%Mar-15
4/1/2015 - 4/30/2015$50.72N/A0.00%Feb-15
3/1/2015 - 3/31/2015$47.33N/A0.00%Jan-15
2/1/2015 - 2/28/2015$59.29N/A0.00%Dec-14
1/1/2015 - 1/31/2015$75.81N/A0.00%Nov-14
12/1/2014 - 12/31/2014$84.34N/A0.00%Oct-14
11/1/2014 - 11/30/2014$93.03N/A1.60%Sep-14
10/1/2014 - 10/31/2014$96.08N/A2.80%Aug-14
9/1/2014 - 9/30/2014$102.39N/A5.20%Jul-14
8/1/2014 - 8/31/2014$105.15N/A6.40%Jun-14
7/1/14 - 7/31/2014
 
$101.79N/A4.80%May-14

6/1/2014 - 6/30/2014

$102.03

N/A

5.20%

Apr-14

5/1/2014 - 5/31/2014

$100.51

N/A

4.40%

Mar-14

4/1/2014 - 4/30/2014

$100.68

N/A

4.40%

Feb-14

3/1/2014 - 3/31/2014

$94.86

N/A

2.00%

Jan-14

2/1/2014 - 2/28/2014

$97.89

N/A

3.20%

Dec-13

1/1/2014 - 1/31/2014

$93.93

N/A

1.60%

Nov-13

Real Estate

Right of Entry and Accessing Property

Access G&W property for digging, surveys, drilling, soil sampling and monitoring. Permissions and right of entry permits are required before entering railroad property.

Procedures and Application

Utility Occupancies - Pipelines

Pipelines that go over, under and on railroad property may include natural gas, petroleum, water and sewer.

Restrictions apply, prior to submitting application contact Regional Manager.
Procedures and Application

Utility Occupancies - Wirelines

Wire lines and cable crossings that go over, under and on railroad property may include coaxial cables, copper telephone wires, electrical distribution and transmisison lines.

Restrictions apply, prior to submitting application contact Regional Manager.
Procedures and Application

Utility Occupancies - Fiber Optic

Fiber optic wire lines and cable crossings that go over, under and on railroad property.

Restrictions apply, prior to submitting application contact Regional Manager.
Procedures and Application

Grade Crossings

Public and Private road crossings over G&W tracks.

Restrictions apply, prior to submitting application contact Regional Manager.
Procedures and Application

Track Leases

Lease G&W or industry-owned track for railcar service and/or storage.

Restrictions apply, prior to submitting application contact Regional Manager.
Procedures and Application

Land Leases

Lease G&W land parcels.

Restrictions apply, prior to submitting application contact Regional Manager.
Procedures and Application

Land Leases for Signs

Lease G&W land parcels for the installation of signs.

Restrictions apply, prior to submitting application contact Regional Manager.
Procedures and Application

Insurance Requirements

When working within the railroad right of way or for personal use of grade crossings applicants are required to obtain and provide proof of Railroad Protective Liability Insurance.
Insurance Requirements

Real Estate Manager

Steve Hannan, Manager-Real Estate
Genesee & Wyoming Railroad Services, Inc.
13901 Sutton Park Dr. South, Ste. 160
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Phone: (904) 900-6307
Email: steve.hannan@gwrr.com