Georgetown Railroad Company GRR #302

Nature of Firm

GRR operates freight service from a connection with UP at Kerr, TX to a connection with the UP at Granger, TX (24.3 miles). A second line runs from a connection with UP at Smith, TX to Belton, TX (5.9 miles). Traffic is primarily crushed stone; however, ammonium nitrate, lumber and grain are also handled.

History

The railroad was incorporated July 25, 1958 to acquire Missouri Pacific’s Georgetown branch which was being abandoned. The company won ICC approval to begin operations as of January 14, 1959. The Belton line was acquired from the Belton Railroad, March 28, 1991. That line was a former Missouri-Kansas-Texas branch line sold to Belton Railroad in 1961.

Company Information

Mailing Address

Georgetown Railroad Company
5300 IH-35 South
P. O. Box 529 
Georgetown, TX 78627

Phone 800-772-8272
Fax 512-244-6055
Contacts

Yvonne Nixon
Agent
gtownrailroad@msn.com

Company Affiliation Private
Interchange Points Kerr, Granger, and Smith, TX
Agreement Type Interline Settlement Carrier, except switch carrier for lumber products
Information Exchange Method ISS