Arizona Eastern Railway Company AZER #91

Nature of Firm

AZER owns and operates freight service from Bowie to Miami, AZ (135 miles) and Lordsburg, NM to Clifton, AZ (67 miles). All traffic is interchanged at Lordsburg, NM with AZER having trackage rights over UP between Bowie, AZ and Lordsburg, NM (48 miles). Traffic includes perlite, copper concentrates, copper rod, copper anodes and copper cathodes.


The line was built by the Gila Valley, Globe & Northern Railway, chartered on January 5, 1895. During construction, the company came under control of the Arizona Eastern (AE). It was completed in January 1899. Southern Pacific gained control of AE in 1905 and merged it into its system in 1924. The line was purchased by Kyle Railways on October 11, 1988. Kyle was purchased by short line holding company StatesRail in 1995. StatesRail and its subsidiaries were then purchased by RailAmerica in 2001. RailAmerica sold AZER to Permian Basin Railways in December 2004. In 2008, AZER purchased the Clifton Subdivision from UP. Included in the purchase agreement were trackage rights for AZER on the UP line between Lordsburg, NM and Bowie, AZ. In August 2011, AZER was purchased by Genesee & Wyoming Inc.

Company Information

Mailing Address

Arizona Eastern Railway Company
P. O. Box 2200
5903 South Calle de Loma
Claypool, AZ 85532

Phone 928-202-3321
Fax 928-473-2449
Web Site

Jared Gooch
Dir. Sales and Marketing
Phone: 480-436-2045

Clint Ashmead
VP Marketing and Sales - Mountain West Region
Phone: 801-356-9163

Company Affiliation Genesee & Wyoming Inc.
Interchange Points Lordsburg, NM
Agreement Type Handling Carrier
Information Exchange Method RMI