Alabama & Gulf Coast Railway
734 Hixon Road
Monroeville, AL, 36460
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About UsRailAmerica, Inc., based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a leading short line and regional rail service provider with 41 short line and regional railroads, operating approximately 7,800 miles in the United States and Canada. The Company's railroads operate in 25 states and three Canadian provinces.
RailAmerica acquires, develops and operates short line and regional railroads formed primarily through the acquisition of light density rail lines from larger domestic railroads and through the acquisition of regional railroads privatized by foreign governments.
The Company provides its customers with local rail freight services facilitating access to the nation's rail system for delivery of products. The Company hauls carloads of various commodities for its customers based upon market demands in its local operating areas.
The Company's objective is to create a premium short line and regional railroad holding company by developing core rail properties through both internal growth and the acquisition of additional short line railroads. Accordingly, RailAmerica has grown from one Michigan railroad in 1986 to 41 railroads today operating approximately 7,800 route miles of rail line today.
RailAmerica boasts innovative transportation solutions, an experienced management team, competitive rates and quality service, and has successfully forged proprietary relationships with Class I rail carriers including CSX Transportation, Burlington Northern/Santa Fe, Norfolk Southern, Canadian Pacific, Canadian National and Union Pacific.
RailAmerica's remarkable success in expanding its business underscores its ability to offer customers all of the best features of a short line railroad:
Extremely reliable service
Easy to do business with
Local and personal decision making and communications
Local, on site operations and marketing
Consistent pick-up and delivery due to simplicity of operation
Self-contained service unit with dedicated resources
Increased freight competitiveness
Can connect to other carriers to secure the best economics
Yet we have the technical expertise of the larger Class I railroads:
Senior operations team members have an average of 25 years of railroading experience
Largest, most accessible commercial organization of any short line
Engineering and mechanical officers bring Class I expertise, processes and resources to member lines