Alabama and Gulf Coast Railway
The Alabama and Gulf Coast Railway is an American regional railway company in the states of Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. The company is based Monroeville (Alabama ). The company is owned by RailAmerica.
The company operates 21 locomotives a 690 km long stretch of Pensacola (Florida ) to the north over Hybart, Kimbrough, Demopolis (all Alabama) up to Columbus (Mississippi ), from there exist route rights on BNSF tracks until after Amory (Mississippi). From Kimbrough consist of track rights over the Norfolk Southern railroad to Mobile (Alabama ). In Mobile it has its own acquired by the BNSF railway tracks.
Transitions exist for BNSF in Amory, the Canadian National Railway in Mobile, for CSX in Hybart, Mobile and Cantonment (Florida ) to Norfolk Southern in Boligee, Demopolis, Kimbrough and Mobile, the Kansas City Southern in Mobile ( on CN tracks) and Columbus, the Columbus and Greenville Railway ( cagy ), the Golden Triangle Railroad ( GTRA ) and the Luxapalilla Valley Railroad ( LXVR ) in Columbus, the M & B Railroad in Linden (Alabama ) and Terminal Railway Alabama State docks in Mobile.
The operation of the company began on 22 September 1997 on the acquired from the former BNSF 227 km long St. Louis - San Francisco Railway track Pensacola - Kimbrough. In January 2002, the company has gone through the RailAmerica to this by buying the previous parent States Rail Inc.. With effect from 1 June 2003, the Company acquired an additional 463 km distance from Amory (Mississippi ) to Mobile ( Alabama), including the necessary track utilization rights over Norfolk Southern tracks for 15 million USD from the BNSF. The BNSF route but still has rights to Kimbrough.