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Small-Road Briefs: Watco, FGA

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 […]

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 […]

Grenada Railroad completes two major infrastructure improvement projects

RailUSA and its Mississippi-based Grenada Railroad (GRYR) are excited to announce the completion of two major infrastructure improvement projects. These projects were made possible through successful partnerships with the US Department of Transportation (USDOT), the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA), and the North Central Mississippi Regional Railroad Authority (NCMRRA). Mainline Upgrades – Pope, MS to Hernando, […]

Rail Spur into the Grenada Business & Technology Park complete

The Grenada Mississippi Economic Development District is pleased to announce the completion of a rail spur into its 1175-acre Business & Technology Park. Rail service will be provided by the Grenada Railroad (GRYR) which operates 180 miles of main line paralleling Interstate 55 from Memphis, TN to Canton, MS.

RailUSA-backed Grenada Railroad Wins $6.22M CRISI Grant

A new multimillion-dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will help complete the revitalization of the Grenada Railroad. In September, U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., announced the $6,221,020 grant to Grenada Railroad to finish the final upgrade phase of the rail line. Backed by the financial resources of RailUSA, Grenada […]