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.
Plastics, sand, soda ash and other industrial minerals
Fertilizer and farm inputs
Grain, flour and feed ingredients
Paper, food products and other warehoused goods
Is transloading cheaper than trucking?
Cost is dependent on commodity and the market. It might be more reliable and convenient to have inventory near a customer base at the transload site for local delivery as needed.
At a glance
Freight railroads worldwide
Customer Success Stories
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.
Sweetener Supply Selects Site along Toledo, Peoria & Western Railway for New Facility
When Sweetener Supply Corp., a Brookfield, Illinois-based manufacturer and marketer of food-grade ingredients, identified a need for a new production facility, it chose a site along G&W’s Toledo, Peoria & Western Railway (TPW) in White County, Indiana.