Genesee & Wyoming Inc.

B and P 1513

According to their Web site Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads in the United States, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands. Operations currently include 62 railroads organized in nine regions, with approximately 6,000 miles of owned and leased track and approximately 3,400 additional miles under track access arrangements. GWI provides rail service at 16 ports in North America and Europe and performs contract coal loading and railcar switching for industrial customers.

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Buffalo & Pittsburgh RR

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B&P 1513, EMD SW1500 approaching | going away
Buffalo & Pittsburgh SW1500 1513, Ex-CEFX, exx-CR 9546, nee PC, leads GP9-3 886, Ex-N&W; rebuillt in 2004 with lo-nose, under the Tifft Street bridge in Buffalo, NY on June 20, 2010.
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Genesee & Wyoming Australia

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Georgia Southwestern Railroad

The Georgia Southwestern Railroad (reporting mark GSWR) is a Class III short line railroad company operating in southwestern Georgia and a small portion of Alabama. It consists of several different rail lines acquired from CSX and Norfolk Southern and originally operated as divisions of the South Carolina Central Railroad. In 2008 the railroad was acquired by Genesee & Wyoming Inc.

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GSWR 1900 EMD SD9M roster Black and White
Ex DMIR Georgia Southwestern Railroad SD9M 1900 on July 1, 2010 at St Albans, VT.
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GSWR 1901 EMD SD9M roster | Approaching | Back End | Black and White
Far from home, Georgia Southwestern Railroad ex DMIR SD9M 1901 switching in the New England Central's Italy yard at on July 1, 2010 at Elm St, in St Albans, VT.
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Portland and Western Railroad

According to Wikipedia, The Portland and Western Railroad (reporting mark PNWR) is a 520-mile (837 km) Class II railroad serving the U.S. state of Oregon, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of shortline and regional railroad holding company Genesee & Wyoming Inc. The PNWR includes a subsidiary, the Willamette and Pacific Railroad (reporting mark WPRR).

PNWR's tracks lie entirely within Oregon, extending from Astoria to Portland along the Columbia River, from Portland to Eugene through the Willamette Valley, and along several spurs through the Northern Oregon Coast Range. [Read More]


Reportedly (sources) PNWR 1852 was built in May 1955 as SP 5438 Class-DF122, in the 1965 renumbering it became SP 3916 Class EF618-3. It was rebuilt by SP as SD9E 4397, Class EF618E-1, in Jan. 1975; retired by SP in Nov. 1993; sold to W&P as 1852 in March 1994; to PNWR 1852 in 1996.
PNWR 1852 in McMinnville
On a quiet Sunday June 3, 2007 PNWR 1852, former SP SD9E 4397, is in McMinnville, OR.
  • Photo of PNWR 1852
    Nikon D2Hs Digital Image: 2007060301ph.27

PNWR 2005 EMD/OmniTRAX GP38-3

Reportedly (sources) built by EMD in December 1963 as Southern Pacific 7413, renumbered in 1965 as SP 6525, SP Class EF425-1. rebuilt by M-K in Feb. 1979 as GP35R SP 6322, SP Class EF425K-1. This unit received Kodachrome paint. Retired by SP July 1994 sold to OmniTRAX March 1995, March 1998 becoming GP38-2 specification Utah 2005. Becoming PNWR GP38-3 2005.
PNWR 2005 in Eugene
In Eugene, OR on June 2, 2007 PNWR 2005 GP38-3, former SP Kodachrome 6322, is sitting waiting for a call to duty.
  • Photo of PNWR 2005
    Nikon D2Hs Digital Image: 2007060101ph.86

PNWR 2302 EMD GP39-2

Reportedly (sources) built by EMD in Aug 1974 serial number 74602-2 as ATSF 3601. Returned to lessor and became WPRR/PNWR 2302 Jun 1993. Configured for Remote Control Operations.
PNWR 2302 in McMinnville
Portland and Western Railroad, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc., 2302, the Adair Village, runs light through McMinnville, Oregon on Monday morning June 4, 2007.
  • Photo of PNWR 2302
    Nikon D2Hs Digital Image: 2007060401ph.9

Willamette & Pacific Railroad

According to Wikipedia, Willamette and Pacific Railroad (reporting mark WPRR) is a subsidiary of The Portland and Western Railroad (reporting mark PNWR) which is a wholly owned subsidiary of shortline and regional railroad holding company Genesee & Wyoming Inc. [Read More]

Willamette & Pacific 1801 EMD GP9, SP Class EF418R-4

Reportedly (sources) Willamette & Pacific 1801 was built in April 1959 as Southern Pacific EMD GP9 5830, Order Number: 5595, Serial Number: 25130, Frame Number: 5595-31. In 1965 it became SP 3693, SP Class EF418-8. In Sept 1977 it was upgraded becoming 3855 SP Class EF418R-4. It was retired by the SP in December 1992. In May 1993 it became W&P 1801. According to Ted Curphey on Trainorders, "This was back when Bob Melbo was starting up the Willamette and Pacific. He repainted the geep in Black Widow as a tribute to the history of the lines..."
WPRR 1801 in Eugene
On June 2, 2007 Genesee & Wyoming subsidiary Willamette & Pacific 1801 former SP 3855, 3693, 5830 is sitting in Eugene, Oregon waiting for work.
  • Photo of WPRR 1801
    Nikon D2Hs Digital Image: 2007060101ph.87

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