RailAmerica, Inc., (NYSE : RA) owns leading short line and regional railroads providing rail service to customers across North America. In 2008 RailAmerica relocated its Corporate Office to Jacksonville, Florida. The Company’s 40 affiliated railroads operate in 27 states and 3 Canadian provinces with approximately 7,500 miles of track.
RailAmerica’s objective is to provide local rail freight customers with services that facilitate the prompt pick-up and delivery of goods. RailAmerica’s properties haul major carload commodities such as coal, aggregate, grains, lumber and paper throughout the United States and Canada using Class 1 relationships to extend their customers’ reach to meet market demands. National customers enjoy the advantages of using RailAmerica’s local relationships to expand their businesses beyond the major distribution centers and into the local customers’ doors.
RailAmerica’s business portfolio represents an important component of North America’s transportation infrastructure, carrying large quantities of heavy freight for a highly diverse customer base. In 2008, our railroads transported over one (1) million carloads of freight for approximately 1,800 customers, hauling a wide variety of products such as farm and food products, lumber and forest products, paper and paper goods, metals, chemicals, plastics and coal.
RailAmerica’s goal is to provide good, efficient, economical and safe service by developing strong professional relationships with customers and interchange partners. RailAmerica, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries are one of the largest owners and operators of short line and regional freight railroads in North America, operating a portfolio of 40 individual railroads with approximately 7,500 miles of track in 27 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces. The company is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.