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RailAmerica, Inc. Reports December 2012 and Fourth Quarter 2012 Carloads

   RailAmerica, Inc. Reports December 2012 and Fourth Quarter 2012 Carloads

PR Newswire

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 15, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --RailAmerica today reported
that its total freight carloads for the month ended December 31, 2012 were
67,562, down 4.7% from 70,889 in December 2011. Total freight carloads in the
fourth quarter of 2012 were 214,272 carloads, an increase of 1.1% from 211,848
carloads in the fourth quarter of 2011.

On October 1, 2012, RailAmerica, Inc. (RailAmerica) was acquired by Genesee &
Wyoming Inc. (GWI) (NYSE: GWR) and simultaneously deregistered its common
stock and delisted from the New York Stock Exchange. Immediately following
the closing of the acquisition, control of RailAmerica was placed into a
voting trust until the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) issued its
decision on GWI's application to control RailAmerica's railroads. The STB
issued a final decision that allowed GWI to control RailAmerica's railroads on
December 28, 2012 and the voting trust that controlled RailAmerica was
dissolved on that date.

For the fourth quarter of 2012, GWI accounted for its ownership of RailAmerica
under the equity method of accounting and RailAmerica reported its carloadings
independent of those of GWI. This press release is posted on RailAmerica's
website, www.railamerica.com. GWI's carload press release can be found on
www.gwrr.com. GWI will report consolidated traffic volumes, including carloads
from the RailAmerica railroads, beginning with the press release for January
2013 traffic.

RailAmerica's December 2012 shipments increased in six out of twelve commodity
groups compared to December 2011. Petroleum, Other, Forest Products and
Chemicals showed the highest growth. Petroleum traffic increases were mainly
due to strength in the West region driven by LPG shipments. Other increased
mainly due to higher crude oil shipments in the Southeast and Northeast
regions. Forest Products shipments were up in all regions except the
Southeast. Chemicals were up primarily due to growth in the Midwest resulting
from the Marquette Rail acquisition.

Motor Vehicles, Coal, Food or Kindred Products and Metallic Ores and Metals
represented the largest declines. Motor Vehicles were down mainly due to
lower shipments in the Midwest and Northeast. Coal declined primarily in the
Central region. Food or Kindred Products declines were largely due to lower
shipments in the West, Midwest and Central regions. Metallic Ores & Metals
carloads were down in all regions except the Central.

December 2012 carloads include 1,605 carloads from acquisitions. On a "same
railroad" basis, December 2012 carloads decreased 7.0% compared to December
2011.Fourth quarter 2012 carloads include 4,709 carloads from acquisitions.
On a "same railroad" basis, fourth quarter carloads decreased 1.1% compared to
the fourth quarter of 2011.

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

RailAmerica, Inc.
Carload Comparisons by Commodity Group*
Month Ended December 31, 2012 and 2011
                            December                 Fourth Quarter
Commodity Group             2012     2011    % Chg   2012     2011     % Chg
Agricultural Products       10,780   11,961  -9.9%   37,261   32,827   13.5%
Coal                        10,575   13,606  -22.3%  33,504   40,925   -18.1%
Chemicals                   7,606    6,813   11.6%   24,454   21,180   15.5%
Non-Metallic Minerals and   5,867    6,127   -4.2%   19,763   20,482   -3.5%
Products
Pulp, Paper & Allied        5,688    5,236   8.6%    16,746   14,878   12.6%
Products
Forest Products             4,678    4,099   14.1%   14,379   12,149   18.4%
Metallic Ores and Metals    4,675    5,500   -15.0%  13,623   17,436   -21.9%
Petroleum                   4,517    3,672   23.0%   12,254   9,776    25.3%
Waste & Scrap Materials     4,463    4,384   1.8%    13,395   14,884   -10.0%
Food or Kindred Products    3,929    4,775   -17.7%  12,885   14,680   -12.2%
Other                       3,328    2,801   18.8%   10,583   8,021    31.9%
Motor Vehicles              1,456    1,915   -24.0%  5,425    4,610    17.7%
 TOTAL          67,562   70,889  -4.7%   214,272  211,848  1.1%
Less WCOR and MQTR*         (1,605)                  (4,709)
Same Railroad               65,957   70,889  -7.0%   209,563  211,848  -1.1%
* Wellsboro and Corning Railroad (WCOR) and Marquette Railroad (MQTR).
Represents 100% of WCOR carloads, which is 70% owned by RailAmerica.



CONTACT: Thomas D. Savage, 1-203-629-3722

SOURCE RailAmerica, Inc.

Website: http://www.railamerica.com
Website: http://www.gwrr.com