Regional Rail News

Regional Rail and TLD Ramp Inc Announce Strategic Rollout of Mobile Transloading

Kennett Square, PA – June 4, 2024 – Regional Rail, LLC, a leading operator of short line railroads, is pleased to announce a strategic planning initiative with TLD RAMP Inc. to roll out TLD’s mobile transloading capabilities to 14 of Regional Rail’s locations, including three port railroads: Port Manatee, FL, Port of Morehead City, NC, and Port of Indiana Burns Harbor, IN.

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Regional Rail continues the expansion of its network in the Midwest via the acquisition of two short-line freight railroads

November 10, 2023 – 3i-backed Regional Rail, a leading owner and operator of short-line freight railroads across North America, has agreed to acquire Indiana Eastern Railroad and Ohio South Central Railroad, which operate a combined 107 miles of mainline freight railroad across Indiana and Ohio. The rail lines serve an attractive set of industrial customers across a variety of end-markets, including food & agriculture and chemicals. The acquisition further expands Regional Rail’s existing Midwest U.S. presence, which it built out through the acquisition of the Effingham Railroad Company, South Point & Ohio Railroad, and Illinois Western Railroad Company in December 2022, in addition to the company’s freight rail operations at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor that commenced in October 2022.

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Regional Rail continues its expansion via the acquisition of Clinton Terminal Railroad

August 1, 2023 – 3i-backed Regional Rail, a leading owner and operator of short-line freight railroads across North America, has acquired the assets of the Clinton Terminal Railroad. Carolina Coastal Railway (CLNA) will be the new owner and operator of the assets of the Clinton Terminal, which will become the Clinton Branch of the CLNA. The acquisition of the Clinton Terminal assets expands Regional Rail’s existing presence in North Carolina, which it built through the acquisition of Carolina Coastal Railway in 2020.

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Expanding operations to the Florida market, TLD Ramp and Regional Rail have partnered to develop transload operations on the Florida Midland Railroad at their Bartow Airport Transload location.

Regional Rail expands its network in the Midwest via the acquisition of several short-line freight railroads

December 7, 2022 – 3i-backed Regional Rail, a leading owner and operator of short-line freight railroads across North America, has agreed to acquire Agracel Rail Holdings’ three railroads, the Effingham Railroad
Company, South Point & Ohio Railroad, and Illinois Western Railroad Company, which are located in the Midwest region of the United States. The portfolio serves an attractive set of industrial customers across a variety of end-markets, including chemicals, aggregates, and lumber.

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Regional Rail expands into Canada with acquisition of short-line rail portfolio

November 11, 2022 – 3i-backed Regional Rail, a leading owner and operator of short-line freight railroads, has acquired a  portfolio of freight rail assets located across western Canada from G3 Canada Limited. In addition to  the Great Sandhills Railway, Regional Rail will acquire interests in three other freight rail assets located in western Canada. The rail portfolio serves a diversified set of industrial customers across a  range of agricultural and energy end-markets.

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Regional Rail Joins U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership

March 11, 2022 – Kennett Square, PA – Regional Rail LLC’s (Regional Rail) eight shortline railroads have joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry that provides a framework to assess the environmental and energy efficiency of goods movement supply chains.

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Port Manatee, Regional Rail ink long-term agreement

December 7, 2021 – Port Manatee has reached an agreement for Regional Rail LLC to operate its
seaport-owned short-line railroad through at least 2036, with options through 2051, advancing extended business opportunities for Manatee County’s rapidly growing seaport.

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Regional Rail continues its growth with acquisition of Carolina Coastal Railway

February 3, 2020 – 3i-backed Regional Rail, a leading owner and operator of short-line freight railroads and rail-related businesses in the U.S., has agreed to acquire Carolina Coastal Railway, Inc.

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Regional Rail expands its geographic footprint through acquisition of Pinsly Railroad Company’s Florida operations

October 29, 2019 – 3i-backed Regional Rail, a leading owner and operator of short-line freight railroads and rail-related businesses in the Mid-Atlantic U.S., has agreed to acquire Pinsly Railroad Company’s (“Pinsly”) Florida operations…

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3i Agrees to Invest in Regional Rail to Support Growth

April 1, 2019 – 3i Group plc (“3i”) today announces an agreement to invest in Regional Rail, LLC (“Regional Rail”), a leading owner and operator of short-line freight railroads and rail-related businesses throughout the Mid-Atlantic U.S.

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Al Sauer Named President and CEO of Regional Rail, LLC

May 1, 2017 – Al Sauer, co-founder of Regional Rail, LLC, was named President and CEO of the company on May 1, 2017. Al previously held the position of Chief Commercial Officer at Regional Rail, LLC, after holding similar positions at RailAmerica and OmniTRAX and beginning his career with Canadian Pacific Railway.

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