Georgia Central Railway (Genesee & Wyoming)

For discussion of the various Class II and III Lines of the Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Railroad Holding Co. short-lines which do not have their own forums as noted:

Providence and Worcester

Their website is here: GWRR.com
A list of their holdings is here: Wikipedia List
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Re: Georgia Central

Post by ashley2771 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:51 pm

To my knowledge it was U23B 3965 that went to the Southern Appalachia Railway Museum in Oak Ridge, TN: https://www.flickr.com/photos/130583782@N05/24515315409" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Georgia Central

Post by thebigham » Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:21 pm

Jeff Smith wrote:http://urhs.org/blog/help-restore-u34ch-3372/

Not sure if that's the U-Boat that went to a museum or not. URHS is a fantastic operation.
No, it's not. That's been in NJ for years and years.

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Re: Georgia Central

Post by Jeff Smith » Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:21 pm

The GC is getting some more business from Kia via Cordele: JOC.com
Kia deal hints at greater potential for inland port network feeding Savannah
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According to the terms of the agreement announced earlier this month, Kia auto parts that have always moved through the port of Savannah will now reach the Kia plant by first travelling via short line rail — via the Heart of Georgia Railroad and Georgia Central Railroad — to the Cordele Inland Terminal. Those parts will then move via motor carrier to Kia’s plant in West Point, Georgia, some two hours away.
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Re: Georgia Central

Post by Jeff Smith » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:59 am

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Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) today announced its Georgia Central Railway LP subsidiary will serve a major plastics distribution facility that's under construction in Pooler, Georgia.

Georgia Central will transport bulk plastic resin to the new Plastic Express multi-commodity transloading center beginning in late 2019. Carloads are expected to exceed 5,000 annually. The resin and other bulk commodities will be repackaged and trucked to the nearby Port of Savannah for export to international markets.

One of 13 G&W railroads that operate in Georgia, the 211-mile Georgia Central transports freight between Macon and Savannah and interchanges with CSX, Norfolk Southern Railway and G&W's Heart of Georgia Railroad.
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Re: Georgia Central Railway (Genesee & Wyoming)

Post by Jeff Smith » Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:23 am

Upgrades to 286k coming: https://www.ttnews.com/articles/fra-awa ... al-railway
Dublin, Ga., may only have a population of a little over 16,000, but its importance to the movement of freight through the Peach State has earned it $8 million in grants for improvements to its rail infrastructure.

A $4 million grant from the Federal Railroad Association was given to the city through its relatively new Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program, which was matched by the Georgia Central Railway.
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The grant “enables the railroad to complete a series of track, bridge, tie and surfacing improvements to accommodate industry-standard 286,000-lb. rail cars for its entire corridor,” it said.

Additionally it said it will increase speeds from 10 mph to 25 mph for a portion of the line.
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