Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Enters Into Agreement to Acquire RailAmerica, Inc.; Announces is a free online Railroad Discussion Forum and Railroad Photo Gallery for railroaders, railfans, model railroaders and anyone else who is interested in railroads. We cover a wide variety of topics, including freight trains, passenger and commuter railroads, rail news and information, tourist railroads, railway museums and railroad history.

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Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) (NYSE: GWR) and RailAmerica, Inc. (NYSE:
RA) jointly announced today that they have entered into an agreement
under which GWI will acquire RailAmerica for an all cash purchase price
of $27.50 per share. GWI’s acquisition of RailAmerica will combine the
two largest short line and regional rail operators in North America,
strengthening GWI’s ability to serve its industrial customers and Class
I railroad partners. In addition, the combination should yield
significant synergies and provide strong leverage to the eventual

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