Rockdale, Sandow & Southern Railroad RSS #675

Nature of Firm

RSS operates a switching service from a connection with UP at Marjorie to Sandow, TX (5.9 miles). Traffic is mainly minerals.


This company was incorporated June 15, 1923 to operate a private railroad purchased from the Standard Coal Company on January 1, 1923. Common carrier service didn’t start until March 1952. The railroad is owned by Alcoa, Inc.

In September 2005, RailAmerica purchased the railroad from Alcoa. In December 2012, the RSS was purchased by Genesee & Wyoming Inc. along with all other RailAmerica short lines.

Company Information

Mailing Address

Rockdale, Sandow & Southern Railroad
P. O.  Box 387
Rockdale, TX 76567

Phone 904-596-7794
Fax 912-964-7119
Web Site

Donnie Vincent
General Manager
Phone: 904-596-7794

Gary Brown
Sales & Marketing
Phone: 912-964-5337
Cell: 912-247-9771

Company Affiliation Genesee & Wyoming Inc.
Interchange Points Marjorie, TX
Agreement Type Interline Settlement Carrier
Information Exchange Method RMI