|Genesee & Wyoming Family Update|
The Genesee & Wyoming Family Update is a bi-monthly (six to eight times a year) column, and is the place to keep track of
news, acquisitions and goings-on of the Genesee & Wyoming-owned railroads.
Genesee & Wyoming is becoming an increasingly larger
and noticable group of railroads, with a major presence in New York and
Pennsylvania. While this column focuses mainly on the Northeastern
Region of GWI (including the following railroads: Allegheny & Eastern,
Buffalo & Pittsburgh, Dansville & Mt. Morris, Genesee & Wyoming,
Pittsburg & Shawmut and Rochester & Southern), news is also gladly accepted on the
Western, Southern and Central Region roads (Illinois & Midland, Louisiana &
Delta, Portland & Western and Willamette & Pacific). In addition, the
column covers news reports on former GWI properties; for example,
the dispositions on formerly owned lines/locomotives.
The column covers detailed reports on GWI locomotives, including
major shop work (including repaints and ditch light additions), locomotive
assignments and off-railroad leases, rare or unusual locomotive
consists and more. Attention is also given to operations changes,
accidents, special events, unusual occurrences, purchases, etc. I list the locomotive
assignments so you can keep track of the roster or a specific locomotive.
I strive for detail and correctness, so remember those guidelines
when submitting information. If you are unsure as to the quality or
newsworthiness of information, the best route to take is to send it in
regardless. In many cases, I can shed light on the subject or determine
its value to our readers.
Also, if you're a GWI modeler, drop me a line, I'm listening! Any ideas or suggestions
you may have for specific topics I can cover in upcoming issues, let me know, the info may
be of interest to readers as well. Remember: this is your column as well as mine!
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Mike Zollitsch (BPRR2000@aol.com)