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Grenada Railroad

Serving over 228 miles in North Central Mississippi

The Grenada Railroad LLC (GRYR) operates 228 miles of track, running north/south along the I-55 corridor between Canton, MS and Memphis, TN. GRYR 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 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.

Side of a Grenada train car

Grenada Railroad Map

Memphis, TN
GRYR
Canton, MS
Grenada train cargo

Grenada Railroad combines the connectivity of larger railroads with the personalized service of a short line, and it’s geographic location is ideal for railcar storage.


Class I Connections
Memphis, TN – CN, NS, BNSF, UP, and CSX
Canton, MS – CN and KCS

Rail Fleet
Centerbeam Flats, 50ft Boxcars, and 60ft Boxcars

Service Frequency
5 days per week

Top Commodities
Paper, Lumber, Chemicals, Flours, Petroleum, Plastics, and Railroad Ties

History

The line, which was targeted for abandonment by its previous owners in 2011, supports 11,174 jobs, $1.3 billion in gross product and $1 billion in personal income, according to a study commissioned by the Mississippi Development Authority and the Mississippi Department of Transportation. The State of Mississippi leased the line to RailUSA in August 2018.

The entire line is undergoing a multi-year rehabilitation project with the goal of upgrading the entire track to Class III (40 MPH) operating standards and a 286,000 lbs. gross weight on rail (GWR) capacity. The project is being supported with a $7.54 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (“INFRA”) Grant, a $4 Million loan from the state of Mississippi, a $6.22M Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement (“CRISI”) Grant, along with RailUSA investing the required matching funds and incremental capital.

Safety is of course the most important part of any rail operation and we pride ourselves on setting the standard for safety and performance.

Grenada train in motion

Grenada Services

Freight Services Expand to Read More

The Grenada Railroad LLC (GRYR) serves North Central Mississippi and operates 228 miles of track along the I-55 corridor between Canton, MS and Memphis, TN.

GRYR directly interchanges with CN at Memphis TN and Canton MS. The railroad is open to switch to UP, BNSF, CSX, and NS in Memphis, and has a connection to KCS via CN over Jackson MS. The Grenada Railroad offers service seven days per week across the line and provides service to 13 customer locations. The railroad has a fleet of 50ft and 60 ft box cars as well as center-beam flat cars.

Railcar Storage Services Expand to Read More

With six Class 1 connections and capacity for 2,200 railcars, Grenada Railroad is a premier railcar storage location. Grenada has ample track space available for short-term or long-term storage of railcars including unit trains. Grenada RR can receive storage cars at Memphis, TN or Canton, MS which can help reduce out of route miles. Grenada Railroad can also offer a space guarantee to help ensure that you have storage space available at any time.

Interchange Locations:
Memphis, Tennessee – CN, NS, BNSF, UP & CSX
Jackson, Mississippi – CN, KCS
Service Frequency: up to 7 days per Week
Capacity: 2,200 Railcars

  • 24 hour “Release to Interchange”
  • Secure Storage Spaces Available

Storage Contact
Thomas Cucci
Director – Fleet Management RailUSA
thomas.cucci@railusa.com
(561) 448-2056

Transload Services Expand to Read More

Grenada Railroad (GRYR) has multiple transloading locations available along the line to help your company take advantage of the economics of rail.

Transloading is the act of moving a product between transportation modes, from railcars to truck for instance. This service allows companies without direct rail service at their facility to still ship and receive products by rail.

To find the best location for your needs, please contact Jared Sleeth or check out our listings under “Locations”.

Transload Contact
Jared Sleeth
jared.sleeth@railusa.com
(504) 421-5903

Industrial Development Services Expand to Read More

Available along the railroad are over 2,500 acres of certified industrial sites and over 4,000 additional acres of developable property all located close to the interstate highway system.

Please contact Jared Sleeth to find the best sites for your needs.

Industrial Development Contact:
Jared Sleeth
jared.sleeth@railusa.com
(504) 421-5903

 

Economic Development Partners:

Tariffs Expand to Read More

View current tariff documents.

 

For questions about the tariff, contact:

Cassie Dull
Chief Commercial Officer
cassie.dull@railusa.com
863-604-7103

Contacts

Operating Office
Grenada Railroad, LLC
95 SW Frontage Street
Grenada, MS 38901

Phone: (662) 226-8364
Fax: (662) 307-9024

info@railusa.com

Business Office
RailUSA, LLC
1515 South Federal Highway – Suite 404
Boca Raton, FL 33432 

Phone: (561) 448-2050
Fax: (561) 291-0288

info@railusa.com


General Manager
Trevor Costilow
trevor.costilow@railusa.com
(662) 699-9525

Industrial Development 
Jared Sleeth
jared.sleeth@railusa.com
(504) 421-5903

Sales & Marketing
Jared Sleeth
jared.sleeth@railusa.com
(504) 421-5903

Railcar Storage
Thomas Cucci
thomas.cucci@railusa.com
(561) 448-2056