FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 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. Since that time, steady progress has been made to improve the condition of the line with the replacement of nearly 150,000 crossties and 32 bridge rebuilds. These projects were funded through private investments as well as local, state, and federal grants.
With this certification GRYR can now handle railcar shipments with gross weights of up to 286,000 pounds at either interchange – Memphis, TN or Canton, MS – and across the entire line.
All embargoes and operating restrictions have been lifted as of November 7, 2022.
About Grenada Railroad, LLC
Grenada Railroad LLC (GRYR) is a short line railroad owned and managed by RailUSA. GRYR operates 228 miles of track, running north/south along the I-55 corridor between Canton, MS and Memphis, TN. It is strategically positioned with access to six Class I carriers: Canadian National (CN), Union Pacific (UP), Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF), Norfolk Southern (NS), Kansas City Southern (KCS) and CSX Transportation (CSX). Grenada Railroad offers daily interchanges, a fleet of centerbeams and boxcars, fast turn-times, and a capacity of 2,200 storage spots. GRYR’s dedicated management and work force offers the timely and flexible service demanded by today’s fast paced supply chains, while offering the inherent economies of scale shipping by rail provides.
About RailUSA, LLC
RailUSA, LLC is an independent freight railroad and rail services holding company headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. RailUSA owns and operates two short line/regional railroads – Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad, which operates between Baldwin, FL, and Pensacola, FL, and Grenada Railroad, which operates between Memphis, TN, and Canton, MS. www.railusa.com