Railroad Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers, trade style name changes and line haul sales are significant events that require changes within the rail industry's communication infrastructure. Many of these changes occur in the industry reference files used by all railroads to communicate about the movement of rail cars—from who owns them to which stations a rail carrier will serve.

Railinc maintains these industry reference files (IRFs) for the rail industry. Our mergers and acquisitions consulting team works with railroads to make sure that all systems are updated, messages are properly routed and changes are processed for critical industry IT systems like the Umler® system and the Interline Settlement System®.

As these events occur, adoption notices are posted by the owner of a rail mark to communicate when changes are to go into effect. Railinc posts these adoption notices on its website as a service to the rail industry.
 

Adoption Notices by Issue Date and Railroad

2017

June 30 - Piedmont and Northern Railroad LLC - PNRW 9100

May 23 - Union City Terminal Railroad - UTC 9000

Feb. 10 - Jacksonville Port Terminal Railroad LLC - JXPT 9000

2016

Dec. 7 - Delmarva Central Railroad Company - DCR 9001

Aug. 18 - Iowa Southern Railway Company - ISRY 9000

July 20 - Kanawha River Railroad LLC - KNWA 9000

2015

Dec. 15 - Central Maine & Quebec Railway - CMQ 9001

Dec. 14 - Hainesport Secondary LLC - HSR 9000

Dec. 10 - Bay Line Railroad - BAYL 9100

Sept. 18 - Norfolk Southern Completes Delaware and Hudson Acquisition (news release, station list)

June 1 - Texas New Mexico Railway LLC - TXN 9000

May 11 - Geaux Geaux Railroad LLC - GOGR 9000

Mar. 6 - Peru Industrial Railroad LLC - PIR 9000

2014

Oct. 8 - Brownsville & Rio Grande International Railway - BRG 9001

Sept. 15 - Eastside Community Rail LLC - ECYR 9000

July 23 - Blue Ridge Southern Railroad LLC - BLU 9000

May 22 - Central Main & Quebec Railway - CMQ 9000-B

Mar. 20 - Big Four Terminal Railroad LLC - BFT 9000

Jan. 9 - Ohio South Central Railroad - OSCR 9000

2013

Oct. 31 - Allentown and Auburn Railroad - ALLN 9000

June 12 - Maine Northern Railway Company - MNR 9001

Mar. 29 - Rogue Valley Terminal Railroad Corporation - RVT 9000

2012

Dec. 20 - The Everett Railroad Company - EV 9001

Oct. 26 - Crab Orchard & Egyptian Railway - COER 9100
Oct. 9 - Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay Railway Company - SC 9000
Oct. 4 - Iowa Traction Railway Company - IATR 9001

June 29 - Columbus & Chattahoochee Railroad Inc. - CCH 9000

May 24 - Eastern Marine Railway Company - EMRY 9000
May 24 - New Brunswick Southern Railway Company Limited - NBSR 9100

Feb. 21 - Iowa Interstate Railroad LTD - IAIS 9004
Feb. 13 - Lake State Railway Company - LSRC 9100

Jan. 19 - Birmingham Terminal Railway LLC - BHRR 9000
Jan. 19 - Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad LLC - PVJR 9000

2011

Dec. 23 - Hilton & Albany Railroad Inc. - HAL 9000

July 25 - ST Rail System - ST 9100
July 20 - East Penn Railroad LLC - ESPN 9002

June 29 - Oregon Eastern Railroad - OERR 9001
June 27 - Saratoga & Northcreek Railway - SNC 9000
June 13 - Maine Northern Railway Company - MNR 9000

May 18 - Conecuh Valley Railway LLC - COEH 9001
May 18 - Three Notch Railway LLC - TNHR 9001
May 18 - Wiregrass Central Railway LLC - WGCR 9001
May 5 - Carolina Coastal Railway Inc. - CLNA 9004

Mar. 29 - Autauga Northern Railroad LLC - AUT 9000

2010

Sept. 21 - Middletown and New Jersey Railroad LLC - MNJ 9001

Aug. 27 - Eastern Berks Gateway Railroad Co. - EBG 9000

May 25 - Vermont Railway Inc - VTR 9102
May 24 - Massachusetts Coastal Railroad LLC - MC 9001B
May 18 - Henderson Overton Branch - HOB 9000

Mar. 18 - Nebraska Northwestern Railroad Inc. - NNW 9000
Mar. 6 - Elkhart & Western Railroad Co. - EWR 9100

Jan. 18 - Carolina Coastal Railway Inc. - CLNA 9002

2009

Dec. 30 - LRY LLC. - LRY 9000
Dec. 21 - YCR Corp. - YCR 9000
Dec. 1 - GNP RLY Inc. - GNPR 9000
Dec. 1 - S&S Shortline Railroad - SSR 9000

Nov. 22 - Boise Valley Railroad Inc. - BVRR 9000

Oct. 15 - Vermont Railway Inc. - VTR 9101 - Exhibit 1

Aug. 3 - Alabama Warrior Railway - ABWR 9000
Aug. 1 - Last Mountain Railway - LMR 9000

July 29 - Mississippi Central Railroad Company - MSCI 9100 - Exhibit 1
July 24 - Temple & Central Texas Railway - TC 9000
July 13 - Canadian Pac. Railway - DME and ICE - Exhibit 1 - Exhibit 2 - rev. 8/27

June 25 - Grenada Railway - GRYR 9000
June 25 - Natchez Railway - NTZR 9000

All notices will remain posted for a minimum of 120 days.

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