Access to B&H, LAL and WNYP Property
Due to insurance requirements, we do not allow visitors to have unescorted access to our rail yards or property. Visitors to any of our railroads must be escorted by a railroad employee. Visitors who are not on business with the railroad should request permission 24 hours in advance by calling the railroad office. Permission will be supplied only if staff time and work schedules allow. A written release must be signed in person at the local railroad office.
Recently, the Associated Press featured the LA&L in an article regarding the benefits shortlines bring to customers, even in a down economy. Read the article by clicking here.
Welcome to the web site of the Livonia, Avon & Lakeville Railroad (LA&L) and affiliated railroads. Our company has served freight customers with pride and distinction since 1965. Today, we offer multiple connections to major railroads and award-winning rail-truck transfer services designed to fit your requirements.
From its beginning as a thirteen-mile short
line, the LA&L has grown to a system operating about 400 miles of track in western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania. The LA&L operates in Livingston and Monroe Counties, south of Rochester. B&H Rail Corp. serves Steuben County, northwest of Corning. The affiliated Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad extends across southwestern New York and northwestern Pennsylvania from Hornell to Meadville and Oil City and north and south of Olean, New York. See the maps on
the individual roads' web sites linked below.
Bulk transfer and warehousing options extend your reach far beyond our rail lines. On the LA&L and its affiliated railroads, your location is less than 300 miles from population centers totaling over 40 million people. We can show you prime industrial and distribution sites easily accessible to major highways such as I-90, I-86, I-79, and I-390.
When you ship by way of the LA&L, B&H, or WNYP, you receive a level of service that has earned national recognition. "Safety and Service" means this: If you have a hot car at the interchange, we will go get it. If you need a car switched, we will switch it promptly. This
commitment to our customers is limited only by safety—our railroads have won many safety awards—and regulation. LA&L tracks your cars across the continent, and because we do this all day long, we may see patterns you wouldn't and can intervene to expedite your shipment.
Many customers rely upon us to take the lead in developing superior through-rated service
proposals for their shipments. Because the LA&L participates in the rail industry's Interline Settlement System, we are a full party to the rate-making process—knowledge that ensures that the LA&L often can be your most competitive option. Moreover, we understand trucking and distribution costs as well as rail. While we are big enough to get results, we are still small enough to care about your shipment, whether it's one car or a
hundred. We know where each car is on our railroad, all day, every day. And we communicate what we know, both electronically and the old-fashioned way.
Customized service…experience…market knowledge—all at a competitive price. Contact us.
Livonia, Avon & Lakeville Railroad
P.O. Box 190-B
5769 Sweeteners Blvd.
Lakeville, NY 14480
Phone: (585) 346-2090
Fax: (585) 346-6454
Call or Write for more information
Web pages for our railroads:
B&H Rail Corp.
Livonia Avon & Lakeville Railroad
Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad
What others have to say:
"The LAL represents a textbook example of how a small railroad can achieve steady growth through effective marketing while reinvesting in property and equipment." -- Railway Age Magazine, in naming LA&L 1997 Short
Line of the Year.