Genesee & Wyoming Inc. owns or leases 116 locally managed freight railroads worldwide with approximately 7,300 employees and 3,000 customers.
G&W railroads are recognized leaders in safety, with customer satisfaction that outperforms the trucking and overall rail industries. With the ability to make growth capital investments in support of customer projects, we seek long-term relationships with the customers served by our railroads, whether a family-owned lumber yard or a global mining company.
Many of our railroads offer connections with multiple Class I railroads for maximum flexibility in reaching any market. If your facility is not located on one of our railroads, you can still take advantage of freight-rail economics via one of our transload locations.
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Most of G&W’s North American railroads offer storage capabilities for customers’ unused railcars. Our connections with Class I partners, as well as the option to group cars by specified categories, enable fluid movement across our footprint.
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.
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.
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.
North Carolina & Virginia Railroad Upgrades Track for 19-Year Customer
Recognizing the value in its 19-year relationship with Nucor, Genesee & Wyoming’s (G&W) North Carolina & Virginia Railroad Company (NCVA) undertook a project to upgrade track for 286,000-lbs. capacity along its 56 miles and increase speeds on a substantial portion of the line.