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Pederson Elevated to VP, Multimodal Logistics at Gulf & Atlantic Railroad

Pederson Elevated to VP, Multimodal Logistics at Gulf & Atlantic Railroad

David Pederson, Vice President, Multimodal Logistics, Gulf & Atlantic Railways, LLC Jacksonville, Fla.-based Gulf & Atlantic Railways, LLC (GAR) has appointed David Pederson to Vice President, Multimodal Logistics, following its acquisition last fall of Pioneer Valley Railroad (PVRR) and Railroad Distribution Services (RDS) from Pinsly Railroad Company, where he served as Vice President and General Manager for both […]

Grenada Railroad celebrates revival of its entire Memphis-Canton, Miss., route

Gulf & Atlantic Railways short line was once near abandonment GRENADA, Miss. — After more than nine years of repairs and upgrades and millions of dollars in federal, state, and private investment, community leaders gathered Tuesday, Aug. 29, to celebrate the return of the 235-mile Grenada Railroad line that runs north and south along the […]

Macquarie Infrastructure Partners to acquire Massachusetts short line

Published on August 29, 2023 by Pioneer Valley Railroad will become firm’s sixth short line Pioneer Valley Railroad CF7 No. 2647 switches a covered hopper. PVRR WASHINGTON – Macquarie Infrastructure Partners is acquiring Massachusetts short line Pioneer Valley Railroad from its founder, Pinsly Railroad Co., according to a regulatory filing. Through Gulf & Atlantic Railways, Macquarie currently […]

G&AR to Expand Short Line Railroad Portfolio

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor Railway Age (Pinsly Railroad Company Photograph) Gulf & Atlantic Railways LLC (G&AR) on Aug. 29 reported entering a definitive agreement to acquire Pinsly Railroad Company’s (Pinsly) Massachusetts short line and warehousing business. The transaction includes the 18-mile Pioneer Valley Railroad (PVRR) and Pinsly’s Railroad Distribution Services, Inc. (RDS), a rail-served warehousing and distribution […]

Kristin Bevil Joins Gulf & Atlantic Railways

Published on 3/20/2023 by Railway Age, written by MaryBeth Luczak, Executive Editor Gulf & Atlantic Railways LLC (formerly RailUSA) has appointed Kristin Bevil as General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer. Bevil will represent the Jacksonville, Fla.-based short line holding company and its 430-mile Florida, Gulf & Atlantic Railroad (FGA) and 228-mile Grenada Railroad (GRYR), which received […]

For RailUSA, New Name, ‘New Phase of Growth’

Published on 3/2/2023 by Railway Age Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor RailUSA, an independent freight railroad and rail services management company, has unveiled a new logo and name: Gulf & Atlantic Railways LLC. The company reported on March 1 that it has relocated to Jacksonville, Fla., and will continue to oversee the Florida, Gulf & Atlantic Railroad (FGA) and Grenada […]

RailUSA rebrands as Gulf and Atlantic Railways

Published on 3/2/2023 by Progressive Railroading Railroad holding company RailUSA today announced it has changed its name to Gulf and Atlantic Railways LLC. The company relocated to a new corporate office in Jacksonville, Florida, where it will continue overseeing its two key properties: the Florida Gulf and Atlantic Railroad (FGA) and the Grenada Railroad (GRYR), company […]

Small-Road Briefs: Watco, FGA

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor, Railway Age, published on May 23, 2022 Watco has completed a $3 million expansion of its Fairfield, Ala.-based training center. Also, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has awarded $3.2 million to Okaloosa County to expand roads, rail lines and utility infrastructure at the Shoal River Ranch industrial mega site, to […]

Biewer Winona Sawmill Hosts Site Visit

BIEWER WINONA SAWMILL HOSTS SITE VISIT By TISH BUTTSThu,04/28/22-11:31AM Gov. Tate Reeves was in Winona on April 21 for a site visit to the recently opened Biewer Lumber. Headquartered in St. Clair, Michigan, Biewer Lumber has two sawmills in that state, two in Wisconsin, one in Newton, Miss. and now, one in Winona, according to […]

Australian infrastructure fund to acquire RailUSA

By Bill Stephens | November 29, 2021 Holding company operates short lines in Florida, Mississippi WASHINGTON – A global infrastructure fund based in Australia will acquire RailUSA, the holding company that operates the 430-mile Florida Gulf & Atlantic and the 228-mile Grenada Railroad in Mississippi. Macquarie Infrastructure Partners reached a purchase agreement with RailUSA on Nov. 23, […]