Northumberland, PA – The North Shore Railroad Company (NSHR), rail freight service provider to the Central Pennsylvania region and proponent of community development, is investing in regional growth with a sponsorship of $3,750 to Focus Central Pennsylvania (Focus). Joe Kantz, NSHR Business & Development Manager, presented a check of their annual commitment to Lauren Bryson, Executive Director of Focus Central PA.

Jeb Stotter, NSHR Vice President & C.O.O., says Focus is an essential investment. “Our company strives to be civic partners with the communities we serve,” Stotter says, “and Focus Central PA plays an important part role in our communities. The work and commitment of Focus helps bring business and economic development to our region.”

For the past 32 years, NSHR, a privately owned company, has provided rail freight service to the six short line railroads they operate. These short line properties span across almost 250 miles of track. They are: the Juniata Valley Railroad, the Lycoming Valley Railroad, the Nittany & Bald Eagle Railroad, the North Shore Railroad, the Shamokin Valley Railroad, and the Union County Industrial Railroad. The company’s mission is to be the most customer focused and safest transportation system possible, provide quality regional rail freight service to customers in Central Pennsylvania, conduct our business with the highest degree of integrity and professionalism, and be responsible civic partners with the communities we serve.

“The quality rail service and infrastructure we have in the region is a significant competitive advantage for manufacturing and distribution prospects. So, it is of extreme value to have partners like North Shore Railroad engaged and supporting our efforts” said Bryson.

Focus Central Pennsylvania is part of a committed team in the region that is driving economic development for communities in Centre, Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Union, Snyder, and Mifflin communities. The mission of Focus is to effectively promote new corporate investment that results in growth of family sustaining jobs in the region by being a premier economic development marketing alliance for committed partners. Focus pro-actively connects with site location consultants and companies looking to relocate or expand. This work helps our communities become an even greater place to live and work.


For more information about Focus Central Pennsylvania, contact:

Lauren Bryson, 844.293.8719,


For more information about the North Shore Railroad, contact:

Joe Kantz, 570.898.4910,


2859 N Susquehanna Trail – Shamokin Dam, PA 17876 USA