Great Western Railway Company GWR #311

Nature of Firm

GWR operates over 80 miles of owned tracks and trackage rights providing freight service in northern Colorado. Lines run from Loveland to Longmont, CO with branch lines from Johnstown to Milliken, CO and from Officer Junction to Windsor, CO. At Windsor, the original GWR line connects with the former BNSF line, now part of GWR, which extends from Ft. Collins, CO to Greeley, CO. In 1999, GWR purchased/leased from BNSF the Ft. Collins North Yard operations, which includes the Anheuser Busch Brewery. Track includes agricultural products, paper, plastics, sand, forest products, brewing grains, beer, and miscellaneous by-products.


The company was incorporated October 16, 1901, by the Great Western Sugar Company and started operations a short time later.  Passenger service ended in 1927.  The company was acquired from Great Western Sugar by the Castle Corporation (BROE Corporation) in June 1986. It is now owned by OmniTRAX of Denver.

Company Information

Mailing Address

Great Western Railway
P.O. Box  537
950 Taylor Avenue
Loveland, CO 80539

Phone 970-667-6883
Fax 970-667-1710
Web Site

Will Metcalf
Regional Director, Marketing & Sales
Office phone: 303-398-4517

Company Affiliation OmniTRAX, Inc.
Interchange Points Kelim, Milliken, and Ft. Collins, CO
Agreement Type Handling Carrier
Information Exchange Method RMI