Genesee and Wyoming Railroad

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Genesee & Wyoming Railroad
Genesee & Wyoming logo.svg
2007 Rochester and Southern Railroad map showing the Genesee and Wyoming Railroad in orange.
Reporting mark GNWR
Locale New York
Dates of operation 1899–2003
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Headquarters Rochester, New York

The Genesee and Wyoming Railroad (reporting mark GNWR) was a short-line railroad owned by Genesee & Wyoming Inc.

The G&W Railroad was the small Western NY salt-hauling railroad that ran between Retsof, New York and Caledonia, New York, only 14.5 miles (23.3 km) long, and began in 1899.[1] It was the first railroad in today's global G&W corporation "family" of shortlines all over the world. "G&W Orange", that began on the G&W railroad, can today be seen on railroads all over the world.

The Genesee and Wyoming Railroad was absorbed into the Rochester and Southern Railroad system in 2003, but still exists as a non-operating subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming.[1]


  1. ^ a b Securities and Exchange Commission, Form 10-K, Genesee & Wyoming Inc., for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006

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