April 1, 2024
LVRM issues updated tariffs for Bethlehem (LVRB) and Johnstown (LVRJ), Effective May 1, 2024

Listed below are the links for the updated tariff information for each location:

April 12, 2019
Lehigh Valley Rail Management, LLC completes second phase of a multi-year track expansion:

Lehigh Valley Rail Management LLC (LVRM) has completed the second phase of a multi-year, multi-phase expansion project. This expansion included paving and trackwork for a new bulk transload yard at our Bethlehem, PA, facility. Located at 500 Emery Street, the Iron Hill transload yard can now hold over 40 railcars. This new transload yard, along with our 4 other Bethlehem transload yards currently in use, give LVRM over 325 railcar spots dedicated specifically to rail-truck-rail transloading. The property has security, fencing, lighting, and a staffed office, as well as an on-site truck scale, which is operated 24/7.

Future phases will expand on this new transload yard by adding small segments of paving as business dictates. The yard could ultimately provide over 250 transload spots.

We continue to grow, expand, and add capacity to better serve our customers. If you have questions or would like to investigate rail transload options for your business, please feel free to contact us.


September 14, 2018

Lehigh Valley Rail Management LLC is pleased to announce that effective September 1, 2018, Lauren Sabatino has been promoted to Director of Business Development. Lauren joined LVRM in 2013 after graduating from DeSales University and most recently served as Manager of Business Development.

December 11, 2012
Lehigh Valley Rail Management, LLC is the only railroad able to handle an oversize transformer transload.

An oversized transformer is transloaded at Lehigh Valley Rail Management LLC’s Bethlehem Division (LVRB). The shippers looked at numerous sites on other railroads in the area.

LVRB was the only line that could handle a transformer of this size.


October 29, 2012
Lehigh Valley Rail Management, LLC completes first phase of a multi-year track expansion.

Lehigh Valley Rail Management LLC (LVRM) has completed trackwork that adds over 75 railcar spots to their transload and storage capabilities. “This is only the beginning. We have room to add an additional 200 railcar spots,” says Pat Sabatino, Manager of LVRM. “We will continue to add capacity to better serve our existing customers and those companies that locate within the Bethlehem Commerce Center.”

Lehigh Valley Rail Management LLC – Bethlehem Division has over 1,000 railcar spots for transloading, storage and Storage in Transit (SIT).

The additional capacity was required due to the continued growth in the company’s transload business as well a significant increase is their carload business, where an entire railcar is shipped to a specific customer. Both of these services differ from the intermodal segment of their business where truck trailers and containers are placed on a railroad flat car for transport to another city. LVRM also has an additional 600 railcar spots in Johnstown PA , for transloading, storage and SIT. Contact Pat Sabatino 610-694-3484,


February 15, 2011
Oversize Loads are not a problem for Bethlehem Shortline.

Instead of saying what our oversize loads can do for you, we thought it would be better for us to show you:


April 7, 2011
Lehigh Valley Rail Management’s Intermodal Terminal featured in Realtors Event…

Lehigh Valley Rail Management’s Pat Sabatino gave a tour of LVRM’s Intermodal Terminal as part of The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors recent meeting that was hosted by Majestic Realty. Click on the link below to read the full article:

September 28, 2010
Lehigh Valley Rail Management’s Pat Sabatino presents at Brownfield Conference…

Railroads key to industrial revitalization!
Brownfields conference attendees hear benefits of rail access, like in Bethlehem
(September 28, 2010| By Scott Kraus, OF THE MORNING CALL)
The role that legalized gambling and the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem have played in revitalizing the rusting remnants of Bethlehem Steel on the city's South Side is fairly obvious. The casino brought in a boatload of new revenue and more than 1,000 jobs that have helped reclaim the site and sparked BethWorks, the commercial and entertainment portion of the brownfields project. What's not as well-known is the role played by another, less glamorous industry that might seem to be a relic of the same industrial past: railroads. Bethlehem Steel's mills required heavy-duty rail access to feed their relentless appetite for raw materials and ship their end products. When they closed, easy access to rail transportation remained on-site. That left-over infrastructure lured Lehigh Valley Rail Management's Beth Intermodal freight terminal, which opened six years ago and helped attract industrial tenants to the grittier, less glamorous side of Bethlehem 's high-profile industrial reclamation project:  The Bethlehem Commerce Center.
"This is a very important part of the marketability of the site," said Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan, who made the keynote speech Tuesday at
the Pennsylvania Brownfields Conference, sponsored by the state departments of Environmental Protection and Community and Economic Development at the Holiday Inn in downtown Allentown . The two-day conference, which wraps up Wednesday, included a bus tour of the Bethlehem Steel site and a variety of forums on the business of converting abandoned industrial sites into productive real estate, including one
on the role of railroad access. The Commerce Center, which takes up 1,600 acres east of the Minsi Trail Bridge, includes Lehigh Valley Industrial Park, which now houses 10 companies employing nearly 2,000 workers, Callahan said, and the Majestic Center, which is expected to be a $500 million project that will eventually create 4,300 construction jobs.
For now though, large industrial development projects have slowed to a trickle nationwide, said David Beal, a vice president with Hart Corp.,
a Southampton, Bucks County-based industrial real estate firm. The number of new industrial development projects of more than 100,000 square feet was off nearly 50 percent between August of 2007 and August 2010. The overall economy and the health of the industrial sector is to blame, he said. One thing that has remained constant: about 25 percent to 30 percent of those deals involve projects that required direct rail access, Beal said. Companies that need that access will simply rule out sites that lack it, he said, giving places like Bethlehem, which has direct rail access and an intermodal terminal, an advantage. "It is another notch in the marketing arsenal of the local economic development group," Beal said. No major new rail routes connecting cities have been built in years, making properties with access to rail a limited commodity, said Mike Fesen, a vice president for government relations with Norfolk Southern railroad, one of two that serve Bethlehem. Lehigh Valley Rail Management operates a five-mile-long stretch of local track called a short line that links local businesses to the thousands of miles of tracks that crisscross the continent and are operated by major rail carriers Northfolk Southern and Canadian-Pacific. The company offers a variety of services that help customers ship and receive products and raw materials by rail, from warehousing space to railcar storage areas, manager Pat Sabatino said. The terminal moves goods from railcars to tractor trailers and vice-versa. He had one piece of advice for attendees from other cities who were trying to revitalize their own industrial brownfields. "If you take one thing away from this, it's don't take up the tracks," Sabatino said.

July 12, 2010
Lehigh Valley Rail Management Wins 2010 General Managers’ Award from Norfolk Southern Corporation...

During the recent Norfolk Southern Shortline Conference in Roanole VA , Lehigh Valley Rail Management LLC received the 2010 General Managers’ Operating Achievement Award from Norfolk Southern Corporation. Pat Sabatino, Manager, accepted the Award for Lehigh Valley Rail Management and attributed the railroad’s success to the team of dedicated employees.