Genesee & Wyoming Inc. is a major owner of short line and regional railroads in North America with significant operations in Australia and a presence in Europe as well.

For much of its history, Genesee & Wyoming was a 14-mile railroad serving a single customer in western New York, hauling salt from the mine in Retsof, N.Y., south of Rochester. A holding company, Genesee & Wyoming Industries, was formed in 1977, and the existing railroad company was merged into it. After deregulation of the U.S. railroad industry by the Staggers Act, G&W acquired a number of U.S. lines, including trackage spun off by CSX Transportation in western Pennsylvania and New York and operated by G&W’s Rochester & Southern and Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroads. The company changed its name to Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and went public in June 1996. Subsequent acquisitions have expanded the company’s reach to Europe and Australia, where in 2009 it acquired the 1,400-mile Tarcoola-Darwin line. In 2012, G&W purchased competitor RailAmerica in 2012, adding significantly to its short line and regional railroad holdings.

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03 Jan 2014
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04 Nov 2013
Genesee & Wyoming reported a net income of $66.2 million in the third quarter of 2013, compared with a net loss of $19.6 million in the same period last year.
Genesee & Wyoming traffic. Source: Genesee & Wyoming Inc.
13 Aug 2013
Genesee & Wyoming, a major owner of short line and regional railroads in North America with significant operations in Australia as well, saw more positive results in July, with its traffic increasing month-to-month, year-over-year, and pro forma from volume before the Rail America acquisition. Its 2013 numbers, when compared to 2012, show extremely large increases because of its acquisition of RailAmerica. However, July 2013’s volume still was higher than the combined total of G&W and RailAmerica’s separate numbers for July 2012 by 8.8 percent.
01 Aug 2013
Genesee & Wyoming reported its profit in the second quarter of 2013 was $65.1 million, versus $36.4 million in the second quarter of 2012.
Genesee & Wyoming traffic. Source: Genesee & Wyoming Inc
12 Jul 2013
Genesee & Wyoming, a major owner of short line and regional railroads in North America with significant operations in Australia as well, continued to experience year-over-year growth in June, although at a diminished rate compared to previous months. Its 2013 numbers, when compared to 2012, show extremely large increases because of its acquisition of RailAmerica. However, June 2013’s volume still stands higher than the combined total of G&W and RailAmerica’s separate numbers for June 2012.
Genesee & Wyoming Traffic. Source: Genesee & Wyoming Inc.
13 Jun 2013
Genesee & Wyoming, a major owner of short line and regional railroads in North America with significant operations in Australia as well, experienced a third straight month of growth in May 2013.
Genesee & Wyoming Traffic. Source: Genesee & Wyoming Inc.
13 May 2013
Genesee & Wyoming Inc., a major owner of short line and regional railroads in North America with significant operations in Australia as well, showed a second continuous month of growth in April 2013.
01 May 2013
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