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NYSW has issued tariff NYSW 01131-18 covering Grain and Grain Products. This tariff is effective October 1, 2017. It replaces NYSW 01131-17.

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Employment Opportunities

NYSW has the following openings:

Freight Conductor at Ridgefield Park, NJ

Equipment Mechanic at Binghamton, NY

Signal Maintainer System Wide

Trainmaster Binghamton, NY

The NYSW actively seeks candidates with military experience.

Featured Opportunity

Utica, NY Shop

NYSW is offering for sale its Utica, NY Locomotive & Car Repair Shop. This 17 acre facility is centrally located in the Northeast US in close proximity to 4 Class 1, 7 Passenger & Commuter, and 125 Shortline railroads.
Click here for more information.

NYSW Fuel Surcharge

Effective MBFSC
1/1/19 $0.33



Fuel Surcharge Archive

Rate & Tariff Changes

NYSW has issued the following tariffs:

NYSW 8001-I
covering switching and miscellaneous charges.

NYSW 8001-I contains various changes, effective July 1, 2017, including:

· Item 100 – increase of intra-plant switch charge to $225 per car

· Item 150 – increase annual switch maintenance charge for unused siding to $2,900

· Item 350 – increase charge for turning of rail cars to $700 per car

· Item 700 – removed as obsolete


Welcome to the website of the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway

The NYSW operates over 400 miles of track in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania and is 286,000 pound gross weight capable on all lines. We serve over 85 Customers and transport a wide range of commodities such as feed ingredients, lumber and other building materials, chemicals and aggregates for Customers in New York State; and plastics, lumber, food products, paper products, motor vehicles, chemicals, aggregates, and metals in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

NYSW Territory

The NYSW has connections with two Class I railroads:

CSXlogo CSX Transportation - North Bergen, NJ; Syracuse, NY; Utica, NY

NSlogo Norfolk Southern - Binghamton, NY; Marion Interchange, NJ; Passaic Jct., NJ

Click on the map to download or view a more detailed PDF version (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Click here to see NYSW's Industrial Development Site Map


The NYSW serves several state-of-the-art Bulk Transfer / Distribution Facilities for lumber, plastics, liquid and dry food products, chemicals, and motor vehicles. These facilities, located in the heart of the Metropolitan New York market out of the shared asset area, and in upstate New York, offer off-rail freight customers a means of shipping and receiving goods at competitive freight rates and fast, reliable service. All of our facilities are located within easy access to major highways for efficient distribution of your freight to its ultimate consumption point.

Our Marketing and Sales group in Cooperstown, NY welcomes the opportunity to discuss how the NYSW can assist you in becoming a low-cost supplier by driving down your logistics costs through competitive access. Whether you are looking to locate a facility in a strategic area in Metropolitan or Central New York, or expand an existing facility, the NYSW can assist with industrial development including site location, market feasibility, design, engineering, government relations, and locating sources of funding. We can also help you maximize your transportation pricing options over all possible routing combinations from where your shipments originate to their ultimate destination. We are dedicated to offering personalized Customer Service for car tracing, problem solving, and finding creative ways to expedite your shipments.

We invite you to Contact Us or visit our headquarters in scenic Cooperstown, NY to discuss your plans. The NYSW Railway looks forward to the opportunity to help you meet your distribution requirements.

Bidding Opportunity

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that bids are being accepted for the Installation of Automatic Crossing Signals at three locations in New Jersey:
          (1) Rochelle Avenue, Rochelle Park
          (2) Main Street, Hackensack
          (3) Madison Avenue/Ellison Place, Paterson

There will be a pre-bid meeting at 10:00 am on February 8, 2018 for all three locations, meeting in the Walgreens parking lot at 519 Ellison Street, Paterson, adjacent to the crossing. Bids are due by mail or email by February 23, 2018 at 4:00 pm. Please note that the work will be awarded to the lowest bidder at each location and not the total for the project. As a project funded by the New Jersey Department Of Transportation, prevailing wage rates are in effect.

All questions should be submitted in writing by email to Bill Nelson, Chief Engineer-Signals at
A copy of the bid package can be downloaded from the link below:
          Invitation for Bidders, Installation of Automatic Crossing Signals at Three Locations in New Jersey

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