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Gulf & Atlantic Names Kristin Bevil as General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Gulf & Atlantic Railways ( has namedveteran transportation attorney Kristin Bevil as general counsel and chief legal officer torepresent the holding company and its two rail lines: the 430-mile Florida, Gulf & AtlanticRailroad and 228-mile Grenada Railroad. Bevil brings to Gulf & Atlantic a wealth of experience in short-line […]

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 […]

Gulf & Atlantic Railways is new name for RailUSA, Headquarters moved to Jacksonville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — With a new name and logo, the holding company Gulf &Atlantic Railways LLC (, formerly known as RailUSA, has relocated toa new corporate office in Jacksonville, Fla., where it will continue to oversee its two keyproperties, the Florida, Gulf & Atlantic Railroad (FGA) and Grenada Railroad (GRYR).Gulf & Atlantic […]

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 […]

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 […]