Safety

Safety is our No. 1 priority every day.



For 2018, G&W's combined reportable injury-frequency rate was 0.84 per 200,000 man hours. 

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) recognized 67 G&W railroads with the Jake Award With Distinction for 2018, which is presented to ASLRRA-member railroads that complete the year with zero FRA-reportable injuries.

2018 ASLRRA President’s Awards were presented to the company's Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad, Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad, Portland & Western Railroad, Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad and Columbus & Ohio River Rail Road for their safety performance.

Also in 2015, Teddy Maybrier, former G&W Vice President of Safety and Training, was named Safety Professional of the Year by the ASLRRA. Teddy joined the company in 2005, after a distinguished career with CSX. During his 49 injury-free years in railroading, he demonstrated selfless devotion to people, safety and public service. He led all aspects of creating the company's Jacksonville Training Center, where more than 2,000 students – including over 500 locomotive engineers and 125 conductors – have completed critical training since its opening in 2011. Teddy retired in July 2017.

Teddy's award came one year after Mike Lundell, Vice President of Compliance and Safety for Genesee & Wyoming Railroad Services, Inc., won the same Safety Professional of the Year Award. In 2013, Susie Klinger, Operations Manager for the company's Tomahawk Railway, became the first employee of a G&W railroad to be named Safety Person of the Year by the ASLRRA.

Tyrone James, former G&W Senior Vice President of Safety, Compliance and Training, was named ASLRRA Safety Professional of the Year in 2012. Tyrone retired in July 2017 as well.

Safety is never "fixed," and we are committed to continuous improvement. Our goal is for every one of our subsidiaries to be injury-free, every day.