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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. […]

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 […]

Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad awarded $7.76M CRISI Grant

RailUSA’s Tallahassee-based Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad (FGA) was awarded a $7,763,119 grant for their Northeast Florida Rural Railyard Project. The grant was awarded through the US Department of Transportation’s Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program, which is managed by the Federal Railroad Administration. The focus of the project is to build a […]

Jay Carter, a 30-year industry veteran, promoted to General Manager of Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad

RailUSA is pleased to announce the promotion of Jay Carter to General Manager of their Tallahassee-based Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad (FGA). In this role, Jay will oversee all daily and long-term operations planning and execution for the line, which includes transportation planning, track and equipment maintenance, and capital projects. Jay will also participate in […]

RailUSA Names Barbara Wilson President and CFO

RailUSA, LLC, an independent freight railroad and rail services holding company, has named Barbara Wilson, a 26-year veteran of the railroad industry, President and Chief Financial Officer, overseeing all commercial, operational and financial functions.