Congratulations KXHR!

Congratulations to the employees of the Knoxville & Holston River Railroad (KXHR) for earning the 2017 Norfolk Southern General Manager’s Operating Achievement Award for the Central Division! The KXHR is fortunate to have a long-standing partnership with Norfolk Southern as we serve our mutual customers here in the Knoxville area. Many thanks to our hard-working employees who work safely and efficiently each day putting the KXHR in the position to receive this award at NS’s annual short line convention in May 2017. To learn more about the KXHR, visit

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  

“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.