Michael Wester Joins Gulf & Ohio Railways

Knoxville, Tennessee (January 11, 2017)
Gulf & Ohio Railways is pleased to announce that Michael Wester joined our company on January 2, 2017 as our Vice President Strategic Planning.

Mr. Wester comes to us with over 30 years of executive experience in the railroad industry. He was previously President of the RJ Corman Railroad Company overseeing the Short Lines, Switching Company, and Railpower Locomotives. He has also worked as a Division Superintendent with Norfolk Southern. He attended Harvard Business School and the University of Tennessee.

 Mr. Wester can be reached at 865-525-9400 ext. 224; his email address is mlw@gulfandohio.com.  

“Michael will be a great asset to our company, and we look forward to working with him. It’s a great way for the company to start the New Year,” says Todd Burchette, President of Gulf & Ohio Railways. 


The Kinston & Snow Hill Railroad

The Kinston & Snow Hill Railroad logo.

The Kinston & Snow Hill Railroad logo.

Gulf & Ohio Railways is pleased to announce that a new short line railroad, the Kinston & Snow Hill, has been added to the G&O family of companies! 

The Kinston & Snow Hill Railroad pays homage to the short line railroad that operated from 1903-1913 on the same line. The railroad is located on a 5.7 mile industrial park spur that serves the NC Global TransPark in Kinston, NC. The KSH is able to provide service to the national rail network system with an interchange point with Norfolk Southern in Kinston, NC.

"We look forward to exploring the opportunities that we see this rail line offering," said Peter Claussen, Vice Chairman of G&O. "It is truly a unique piece of property and presents a lot of growth potential."