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Real Estate

Conrail owns or has property rights to approximately 8,500 acres located in 10 different states with most of its land-based assets concentrated in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. Our real estate holdings include a variety of categories and uses such as active rail corridors, vacant land, leased space, fiber and billboards, air rights and others. In conjunction with its owners Norfolk Southern and CSX, Conrail provides rail access to customers delivering commodities from a host of industries such as agriculture, automotive supply, housing, and construction.

The primary purpose of Conrail real estate is to provide railcar service to support the transportation needs of industry and commerce. While outright sale of real assets does sometimes occur, the company has a strong preference to leasing or licensing its property rather than selling outright and prioritizes uses that include service by rail.  This preference is to ensure that property is available for future rail expansion should the need arise.

Conrail-Owned Property Map

For an overview of Conrail-owned property, please see the system map here.

Request to Occupy or Purchase Conrail-owned Real Estate

To apply to lease, license, or purchase Conrail property please complete the form using the link below. Please be sure to provide all relevant information so that a proper assessment can occur, including location of interest, intended use (such as parking, storage, expanded rail service, etc.) A non-refundable processing fee of $2,500 will be charged, and a review of the application will not begin until payment is received.

Please note that all licensees and lessees of real estate owned by Conrail are required to agree to the company’s contractual clauses regarding insurance and liability and will also be subject to a 30-day termination notice. Information on insurance and liability can be found here.

Mapping Request

To have our records and GIS team reproduce or create a railroad map, please complete the form using the link below.

  • Original valuation map $125 each
  • CAD/PDF valuation map $150 each
  • Original valuation map reproduced from microfilm $175 each

General Inquiries

For general questions related to real property owned by Conrail, please complete the form using the link below. A member of the team will respond to you within 3 business days.

Working on Conrail Property / Pipe and Wire Occupations

To inquire about working on Conrail property, please click here.
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