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Morning Star and California Northern Railroad Keep Food in Supply during Pandemic
As restaurants closed and people ramped up food purchases to eat at home during the coronavirus pandemic, the logistics of foodstuff and grocery distribution became more complex. Genesee & Wyoming’s California Northern Railroad (CFNR) plays an important role in keeping store shelves and freezers stocked.
Columbus & Ohio River Rail Road Gets Essentials to Market during Pandemic
While Genesee & Wyoming’s Columbus & Ohio River Rail Road (CUOH) has been an important part of transportation logistics for many customers across central and eastern Ohio for nearly two decades, the coronavirus pandemic further emphasized that role. Two customers served by the railroad produce essential products, including cleaners and disinfectants as well as pharmaceuticals and nutritional therapeutics.
Procter & Gamble Meets Sanitizer Demand during Pandemic via Indiana & Ohio Railway
An effective killer of viral and bacterial particles, hand sanitizer is critical in the fight against coronavirus. Genesee & Wyoming’s Indiana & Ohio Railway (IORY) played a key role in meeting increased demand for the product across the region by closely supporting its manufacturing.
Georgia-Pacific Moves Paper Products during Pandemic with Help from Portland & Western Railroad
With state orders to stay at home and social distancing guidelines in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, residential consumption of toilet paper, facial tissue and paper towel products increased dramatically – almost overnight – becoming one of the most sought-after essential items and stressing the industry’s delivery logistics. In fact, the Statista Consumer Market Outlook claims that toilet paper sales in the U.S. for March 2020 rose by nearly 60 percent compared to the same period in 2019.
Savannah Port Terminal Railroad Service to Include Mega Rail Terminal
In April 2021, after serving the Port of Savannah for 23 years, G&W’s Savannah Port Terminal Railroad (SAPT) agreed to broaden its services to include the Port’s new Mason Mega Rail Terminal. When completed, the Port’s size will grow by 15 track-miles, and the terminal will have the ability to build and receive six 10,000-foot trains simultaneously and cut transit times to the Midwest by 24 hours.
Maryland Midland Railway Team Willing to Get Hands Dirty for County Bureau
To many passerby, the scene was likely nothing more than mounds of dirt. But for Maryland Midland Railway (MMID), that dirt translated to big business. In 2017, Carrol County Bureau of Resource Management (CCBRM) approached MMID regarding a project to redirect Little Pipe Creek and create a drainage pond to improve waterflow and reduce downstream flooding in Westminster, Maryland. With the streambed directly adjacent to MMID’s mainline, the county sought shuttle service to haul 70,000 cubic yards of dirt to two locations roughly five miles west in New Windsor, Maryland – a site that was being repurposed into a baseball field and a farm that was undergoing regrading.
Drax Gets Wood Pellets from Louisiana to U.K. with Help from Rail Link, Inc.
G&W’s Rail Link, Inc. subsidiary has served as the Port of Baton Rouge’s contracted industrial-switching provider for more than 20 years. And since 2015, Rail Link has played a pivotal role in getting wood pellets from Louisiana to the United Kingdom, where they are used as an alternative fuel source.
Customers Benefit from Kyle Railroad’s Railcar Storage during Pandemic
COVID’s crippling impact on the economy forced many railcar owners to seek storage space at levels rarely seen – to the tune of 390,000 cars stored across North America’s rail-freight network by the end of March 2020. Determined to make the best of an unprecedented situation and support its customers, G&W’s Kyle Railroad (KYLE) devised a plan that leveraged its 550-mile footprint across Kansas and eastern Colorado to satisfy the demand and help keep the rail industry’s network fluid.
G&W Starts Up Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad in South Dakota
On May 30, 2014, the newly created Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad (RCPE) completed its purchase of the west end of the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern (DM&E West) rail line. That evening, the 670-mile line, which runs from western Minnesota across South Dakota and into northern Nebraska and western Wyoming, shut down. On June 1, following 24 hours of safety training and orientation, the 177 newly hired employees commenced freight service on the RCPE.
Rose Acre Farms Laying Hens Stay Well Fed Thanks to Arizona & California Railroad
The town of Utting, Arizona, is home to just 558 residents. But with Rose Acre’s Lone Cactus Egg Farm located there, far more laying hens – millions, in fact – call Utting “home” than people! And G&W’s Arizona & California Railroad Company (ARZC) plays a key role in keeping those hens well fed.