Greenville & Western Railway Company, LLC

Subsidiary of Western Carolina Railway Service Corporation

grlwlogo-72 GREENVILLE & WESTERN RAILWAY CO. AT A GLANCE
Miles of Track: 13
Employees: 11
Carloads handled: 6,400 – 832,000 tons
Equipment: 2 locomotives, 7 cars, 1 caboose

General and Administrative Office:

  • 3575 Rutherford Road Ext., Suite G, Taylors, SC 29687-2168
  • 864-236-7051 Office 
  • 864-236-7610 Fax 

Mailing Address:

  • Post Office Box 1729, Taylors, SC 29687-0036

Website: www.wcrscorp.com/railroads.html

Contacts:

  • Steven C. Hawkins, President,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Cheryl R. Hawkins, Chief Financial Officer,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • J. Marshall Lawson, General Counsel,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Jason M. Byrd, Manager – Engineering,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • William (Bill) P. Bowden, Manager – Operations,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • William (Bill) A. Striewing, Director – Security,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Background:

Greenville & Western (GRLW) owns and operates 12.74 miles. The road’s roots can be traced back to the original 1910 charter of the Greenville, Spartanburg & Anderson Railway. The segment was acquired from CSX Transportation in 2006 and handled less than 800 carloads in 2007. Through the development of new business opportunities, traffic grew to just under 6,400 carloads in 2011 with further increases expected in 2012. Once a candidate for abandonment, the company has continued to upgrade infrastructure and add capacity to further the ongoing development of adjacent parcels. The line has connections with both CSXT at Pelzer and PKHP at Belton, with interchange access to NS at Anderson via PKHP. GRLW currently offers seven-day service and customizable switching services to its customers. GRLW has received numerous awards and recognition including: The ASLRRA’s Jake Award with Distinction (2007-2011), CSXT's 2009 Short Line Business Development Award (for achieving the highest interline percentage growth), as well as the ASLRRA's 2010 Marketing Award. The railroad was also named Railway Age's 2010 Short Line of the Year.

Counties served: Anderson

Principal commodities include: Ethanol, Biodiesel, Plastics, Scrap Metal, Limestone, Paper, Fertilizer

Principal shippers include: Kinder Morgan, Belton Industries, Belton Metals, PKHP (CSXT Overhead)

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