Genesee & Wyoming Expands Role in Utica Shale Development

  Genesee & Wyoming Expands Role in Utica Shale Development

Signs Rail-Services Agreement for $900-Million Natural Gas Liquids Hub,
Completes Yard Expansion

Business Wire

GREENWICH, Conn. -- December 03, 2012

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) (NYSE: GWR) announced today that its wholly owned
subsidiary, The Columbus & Ohio River Rail Road Company (CUOH), has signed a
long-term agreement to serve the $900-million natural gas liquids (NGLs)
fractionation hub being constructed in Scio, Ohio, by Utica East Ohio
Midstream, LLC.

First announced in March 2012, the processing/fractionation/storage facility
will be the largest integrated midstream service complex in eastern Ohio and
GWI’s largest customer to date in the Utica Shale. The plant’s location was
selected based on proximity to the Utica Shale’s liquids-rich gas, to key
natural gas pipelines and to the CUOH. The CUOH will construct a one-mile rail
siding and rehabilitate a three-mile storage track to serve the facility,
which when fully operational is expected to ship 10,000 carloads of NGLs

Upon its planned opening in May 2013, the Scio plant will also benefit from a
recent $2-million expansion of CUOH’s main rail yard in Newark, Ohio, funded
by a public-private partnership between CUOH and the State of Ohio. The Newark
Yard expansion will facilitate the sorting of 100,000 railcars per year for
more than 80 current customers and will also serve several new, Utica
Shale-related projects that have located or are planning to locate on the

“We are excited to be expanding our service relationship with Utica East Ohio
Midstream and to be investing in rail infrastructure to support their
business,” said John Murray, assistant vice president of sales and marketing
for GWI’s Ohio Region. “Efficient rail service is a key requirement of shale
development, and we are committed to providing our customers with the
necessary rail services to meet their long-term transportation needs in the
Utica and Marcellus markets.”

Matthew Dietrich, executive director of the Ohio Rail Development Commission,
said, “The Newark Yard project with CUOH is an excellent example of how
public-private partnerships spark economic development and job creation by
improving our transportation infrastructure.”

GWI’s Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York railroads directly overlay the core
development areas of the Utica Shale and western Marcellus Shale formations
(see map at

About GWI

GWI owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads and provides
railcar switching services inthe United States,Australia,Canada,the
Netherlands andBelgium. In addition, GWI operates the Tarcoola to Darwin rail
line, which links thePort of Darwinwith the Australian interstate rail
network inSouth Australia. Operations currently include 66 railroads
organized in 10 regions, with more than 7,600 miles of owned and leased track
and approximately 1,400 additional miles under track access arrangements. We
provide rail service at 23 ports inNorth America,AustraliaandEuropeand
perform contract coal loading and railcar switching for industrial customers.
OnOctober 1, 2012, GWI consummated the acquisition ofRailAmerica, Inc.
Immediately following the acquisition, control of RailAmerica was placed into
a voting trust until such time as the U.S. Surface Transportation Board issues
a decision permitting GWI’s control of RailAmerica’s railroads, and that
decision becomes effective.

About RailAmerica

RailAmerica, Inc.owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads
inNorth America, operating a portfolio of 45 individual railroads with
approximately 7,500 miles of track in 28 U.S. states and three Canadian

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995: Statements in this press release regarding GWI's business which are not
historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and
uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could
cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking
statements, see "Risk Factors" in GWI's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the
most recently ended fiscal year, as updated in GWI’s subsequent Quarterly
Reports on Form 10-Q.


Genesee & Wyoming Inc.
Michael E. Williams, 203-413-2116
Director, Corporate Communications
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