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Grenada Railroad Receives 286K GWR Certification

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 14, 2022 Grenada Railroad is thrilled to announce that it has received its 286,000-pound gross weight on rail (GWR) certification. This is the culmination of many multi-million-dollar construction and rehabilitation projects over the course of three years. Grenada Railroad (GRYR) began its overhaul shortly after it was acquired by RailUSA in 2018. […]

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, […]

Small-Road Honorable Mentions: GRYR, BIPR

Written by Railway Age Staff Railway Age has not one but two Honorable Mentions for our 2021 Short Line and Regional Railroads of the Year awards: the Grenada Railroad (GRYR), nominated by President and CEO Barbara Wilson (one of our Women in Rail judges); and the Belpre Industrial Parkersburg Railroad (BIPR), nominated by several customers. Here is […]

Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad Welcomes New Customer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FLORIDA, January 18, 2021 – Tallahassee, FL based Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad (FGA) welcomes the newest customer to the family. Strategic Transload Services of Florida Panhandle, LLC (STS) began operations in DeFuniak Springs, FL in early January 2021. STS’s new facility is an ethanol transload; they receive railcars loaded […]

Biewer Lumber to Build a New Mill on Grenada Railroad

Biewer Lumber announced today the development of a new state-of-the-art sawmill in Winona, MS. The facility is expected to be complete and operational by January 2022. The new sawmill will be served by Grenada Railroad. Read the full press release here. About Grenada Railroad, LLC Grenada Railroad LLC (GRYR) is a short line railroad owned […]

Hankins Lumber to open second mill on Grenada Railroad

November 9, 2020 Hankins Lumber is investing $12.5M to renovate an idled planning mill and turn it into a modern sawmill that will produce 4x4s, 4x6s, and 6x6s. Grenada Railroad will provide rail service to this facility, as it does for the sister mill in Elliot, MS. Hankins plans to begin production in March. The […]

New Borden Street Rail Bridge is Complete

For Immediate Release November 2, 2020 Tallahassee, Florida – Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad, LLC (FGA) recently completed the construction of a new rail bridge in Marianna, FL. Through a partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and with the support of the City of Marianna, the railroad replaced the Borden Street rail bridge. […]