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2013-03-15 08:20:52

Two Railroad Veterans Added to MKRO Board FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Monkey Rock (OTC Pink: MKRO), d.b.a. Continental Rail Corp., today announced that it has added Transportation Management Services ("TMS"), a short line and regional rail consulting company, as a wholly-owned subsidiary. It also announced that John H. Marino, Sr., founder of TMS, and John Marino, Jr., current CEO of TMS, will both join the Board of Directors of Continental Rail Corp. and...

2013-01-15 07:13:40

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RailAmerica today reported that its total freight carloads for the month ended December 31, 2012 were 67,562, down 4.7% from 70,889 in December 2011. Total freight carloads in the fourth quarter of 2012 were 214,272 carloads, an increase of 1.1% from 211,848 carloads in the fourth quarter of 2011. On October 1, 2012, RailAmerica, Inc. (RailAmerica) was acquired by Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) (NYSE: GWR) and simultaneously deregistered...

2012-12-13 08:20:18

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RailAmerica today reported that its total freight carloads for the month ended November 30, 2012 were 70,877, up 1.9% from 69,541 in November 2011. On October 1, 2012, RailAmerica, Inc. (RailAmerica) was acquired by Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) (NYSE: GWR) and simultaneously deregistered its common stock and delisted from the New York Stock Exchange. Immediately following the closing of the acquisition, control of RailAmerica was...

2012-12-11 12:21:07

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Rail Corp. ("Patriot"), a leading operator of short line and regional freight railroads, today announced the promotion of David C. Eyermann to the senior post of Vice President Planning and Design, and the addition of Dennis D. Marzec to its senior team as Vice President Field Operations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121211/FL27091LOGO) Eyermann: David C. Eyermann, formerly Patriot Vice President Operations, is...

2012-11-13 08:22:56

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RailAmerica today reported that its total freight carloads for the month ended October 31, 2012 were 75,833, up 6.2% from 71,418 in October 2011. On October 1, 2012, RailAmerica, Inc. (RailAmerica) was acquired by Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) (NYSE: GWR) and simultaneously deregistered its common stock and delisted from the New York Stock Exchange. Immediately following the closing of the acquisition, control of RailAmerica was placed...

2012-10-26 15:20:21

BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Rail Corp. ("Patriot"), a leading operator of short line and regional freight railroads, today announced the retirement of SVP and Chief Commercial Officer Stan Wlotko effective January 1, 2013. Wlotko had principal responsibility for the Company's sales and marketing efforts. He will assist in the transition of his responsibilities over the next two months. Patriot President & CEO John Fenton, commenting on Wlotko's...

2012-10-11 15:20:54

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 1, 2012, RailAmerica, Inc. (RailAmerica) was acquired by Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) (NYSE: GWR) and simultaneously deregistered its common stock and delisted from the New York Stock Exchange. Immediately following the closing of the acquisition, control of RailAmerica was placed into a voting trust with R. Lawrence McCaffrey appointed as trustee. The trust will remain in effect until the U.S. Surface Transportation Board...

2012-09-12 10:20:39

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RailAmerica, Inc. (NYSE: RA) today reported that its total freight carloads for the month ended August 31, 2012 were 74,813, up 2.9% from 72,697 in August 2011. The Company increased shipments in August 2012 in six out of twelve commodity groups compared to August 2011. The largest increases were in Other, Petroleum and Forest Products. Other volumes were up in all regions. The Other category includes crude oil, which accounted for a...

2012-08-16 10:20:38

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alabama & Gulf Coast Railway (AGR), a RailAmerica Inc. (NYSE: RA) property, is now serving a new crude oil-unloading terminal developed by Genesis Energy, L.P. The Walnut Hill, Fla., terminal, which started service on Monday, Aug. 13, is designed to receive approximately 100-car unit trains of crude oil via the AGR from various shale regions in the U.S. and Canada. After being transported in unit trains along the AGR, the crude...

2012-07-23 06:21:03

NEW YORK, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Harwood Feffer LLP (www.hfesq.com) is investigating potential claims against the board of directors of RailAmerica, Inc. ("RailAmerica" or the "Company") (NYSE: RA) concerning the proposed acquisition of the Company by Genessee & Wyoming Inc. ("G&W") in a transaction valued at approximately $1.39 billion. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120215/MM54604LOGO ) On July 23, 2012, it was announced that RailAmerica and G&W have...