About Us

The vision of Regional Rail, LLC is to acquire or create a core group of short-line railroads and or rail related companies, and to manage these companies according to best practices in the industry.

The business model of Regional Rail, LLC is to realize the synergies of combining these smaller entities into a larger enterprise, thereby reducing administrative costs, increasing marketing opportunities, improving negotiating position with suppliers and connecting carriers, and increasing the purchasing power of the combined entities. This will provide improved customer satisfaction, improved profitability, and facilitate long-term growth and continued reinvestment into these companies.

Corporate History

  • Formed April 2007
  • Acquired East Penn Railroad, LLC in August 2007
  • Acquired Middletown & New Jersey Railroad, LLC in April 2009
  • Acquired Tyburn Railroad, LLC in September 2011
  • Diamondback Signal formed in 2012
  • Acquired Florida Central Railroad, Florida Midland Railroad and Florida Northern Railroad from Pinsly Railroad Company in January 2020
  • Acquired Carolina Coastal Railway, Inc. in January 2020
  • Currently reviewing several expansion and acquisition opportunities


  • Robert C Parker, Director and Board Member
  • Alfred M Sauer, President, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member

Financial Partners

Regional Rail has extensive experience, and a proven track record of success in many important areas:

  • Rail Operations:
    • Safety – Numerous Industry Awards
    • FRA Compliance
    • Service Design
    • Track Maintenance and Construction
  • State and Local Relations
    • State Rail Authorities, DOT, Port Authorities, Commuter Agencies, MPO’s, Amtrak
  • Class I Relations and Negotiations
    • Interchange Agreements
    • Operating Agreements
    • Trackage Rights / Joint Facilities
    • Rate Agreements
  • Business Development
    • Growth with Existing Customers
    • Industrial Development
    • Transloads