Rail Transload – Buffalo, New York (Transload)

Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad

The rail transload terminal in Buffalo, New York plays an important role in shipping between states in the New England area, and between the U.S. and Canada. Located near Interstate 90 and 190, as well as the Great Lakes Waterway and the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad, shippers can access nearly any shipping mode from this location. The Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad serves multiple cities near the Great Lakes, and connects to other, larger rail carriers, including CN, CP, CSX and NS via an absorbed switch. With a wide variety of shipping options and plenty of equipment to safely transfer many different commodities, the rail transload facility in Buffalo, NY can help logistics professionals optimize routes or access alternative routes and lower costs.


RSI Leasing, Inc.
1951 Hamburg Turnpike
Lackawanna, NY 14218

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Terminal Contact

Norman Ras, Terminal Manager
Office: (716) 827-5690

Rail Transloading in Buffalo, NY

This transloading terminal in Buffalo, NY is one of two operated by RSI. Both terminals are located on the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad, owned by the Genesee & Wyoming Railroad. This railroad serves a variety of central commercial hubs, including Erie, New Castle, Freeport, Pittsburgh, and more. With connections to CN, CP, CSX and NS, shippers can transfer goods to nearly any area in the U.S or Canada. The two terminals are designed to handle different commodities. This terminal is ideal for dry bulk, liquid bulk, petroleum and plastics, while the other is ideal for lumber and warehousing.

Transloading Between the U.S. and Canada

This transload facility in Buffalo, NY is not only located near busy rail lines and highways, but it is also near shipping centers on Lake Erie. The Welland Canal between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario makes it possible to ship to Toronto, Mississauga, Hamilton, and other large Canadian shipping centers. The rest of the Great Lakes Waterway makes it possible to ship to Detroit and access other parts of Canada and the upper Midwest in the fastest and most cost-effective way possible. With transloading between the U.S. and Canada, as well as port access, shippers can choose the optimal shipping route, and possibly bypass routes that are captive to one carrier.

Fast, Secure Liquid and Dry Bulk Transloading

With access to two terminals in Buffalo, NY, shippers can easily find the right equipment for their commodities. This facility is equipped with an air compressor, blowers, truck scale, pumps, and conveyors suited for dry bulk, liquid bulk, petroleum and plastics. With 70 car spots and a covered unloading area, there is plenty of space for multiple shippers to work with. The staff are experienced and knowledgeable, and can quickly and safely transfer shipments from truck to rail or vice-versa.

If you’d like to learn more about this transload facility, the neighboring facility in Buffalo, NY, or another terminal, contact us. Our experts can help you find transloading services, terminals, and optimize your shipping route.


70 car spots

Commodities Handled:

Dry Bulk, Liquid Bulk, Petroleum, Plastics

Handling Equipment:

Air Compressor, Blowers, Truck Scale, Pumps, Conveyors, Covered Unloading Area

Operating Hours:

7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Try the Transloading Map

Transloading is a helpful service that can allow you to save money and access faster routes. Finding the right transloading facilities and finding the right route can be a difficult task. To help shippers save time and energy, we’ve collected this information in one place. Our transloading map combines essential information about a wide range of transloading facilities across the U.S. Use the transloading map to take a closer look at transloading facilities near you or on your route. If you’re looking for alternative routes or you’re curious about how to negotiate reduced rail rates, contact us. Our logistics experts can help you optimize your routes, and provide information to help you negotiate with major rail carriers.