Galveston Railroad
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Galveston Railroad
Galveston Railroad
Galveston Railroad logo.png
HeadquartersGalveston, Texas
Reporting markGVSR
LocaleGalveston, Texas
Dates of operation1900–present
PredecessorGalveston Wharves Railway
Track gauge
Length32 miles (51 km)

The Galveston Railroad (reporting mark GVSR) is a Class III terminal switching railroad headquartered in Galveston, Texas. It primarily serves the transportation of cargo to and from the Port of Galveston.[1]

GVSR operates 32 miles (51 km) of yard track at Galveston, over a 50-acre (200,000 m2) facility.

The railroad was formed in 1900 as the Galveston Wharves Railway. It is owned by the City of Galveston, and GVSR took over operations in 1987.

On May 26, 2005, Genesee and Wyoming (GWI) announced that it has agreed to purchase the railroad operations of Rail Management Corporation (RMC), the parent company of Galveston Railroad. GWI paid $243 million in cash and assume $1.7 million in company debt to gain control of 14 short line railroads from RMC across the southeastern United States, as of June 1, 2005.[2]


  1. ^ Young, Nancy Beck (June 15, 2010). "Galveston Railway". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Genesee & Wyoming Announces Agreement to Acquire Short Line and Port Railroads from Rail Management Corporation" (Press release). Genesee and Wyoming. PRNewswire. May 26, 2005. Retrieved 2015.[permanent dead link]

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