Natural gas lies waiting in Pennsylvania, but the materials to locate and extract it often come from different parts of the country. Linde has a transload facility in Carbondale, PA. and by using rail transportation and energy expenses are greatly reduced compared to truck travel. Our Carbondale facility connects to Class 1 Rail Carriers and handles materials crucial to harvesting natural gas from Marcellus Shale.
Unique Advantages for the Gas Industry
Rail Cars Handled Include:
- Box Car
- Tank Cars
- Center Beam Cars
- Flats Covered
- Hopper Cars
- Gondola Cars
- Pneumatic Cars
Rail Yard transloading inbound/outbound:
- Water/Residual waste water transfer
- Bulk and palletized Commodities
Other notable features:
- 3PL (Third-party logistics) Transportation Provider
- Federally Licensed Freight Forwarder
- For-hire Motor Carrier
- Licensed DEP Waste Transporter
- SRBC Approved 905,000 gallons per day Surface Water Draw Permit to withdraw water from the Lackawanna River
Carbondale Transload LLC
Linde Corporation saw in 2009 that the natural gas industry was poised for huge and continued growth in the immediate future in Northeastern Pennsylvania. It was from this opportunity that Carbondale Transload LLC was born. Linde partnered with TRAC (The Rail Associates Corporation) to provide facilities for out of state companies trying to move gas-harvesting related products to the region.
Carbondale Transload LLC occupies the site of the former Carbondale Rail Yards in Carbondale, PA. Linde Corporation saw in 2009 that the natural gas industry was poised for huge continued growth in the immediate future in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The company decided to provide facilities for out of state companies trying to move gas-harvesting related products to the region. It was from this opportunity that Carbondale Transload LLC was born.
Carbondale Transload is served by Delaware and Lackawanna Railroad, and connects to two Class 1 Rail Providers, Norfolk Southern and CP.
We have 3 separate tracks covering 4,200 feet of track on 8 acres of space for laydown storage, loading, and offloading. A licensed 120,000 pound Fairbanks truck platform scale is on premises.
Rail Yard Management
Larry Holgate is in Project Development for Linde Corporation. Larry says, “to develop a business, you have to find it. So I’m actually in sales.” Larry’s a pilot who, flying for Linde in 2006, noticed drilling rigs popping up in the Marcellus region.
Joe Grabin is in Project Development for Linde Corporation. Among his activities, Joe coordinates operation of Carbondale Transload. Silica sand, Marcellus pipe, drilling fluids and swamp mats travel here by rail for use in the gas fields.