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Genesee & Wyoming Reports Traffic for July 2018

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Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) (NYSE:GWR) today reported traffic volumes
for July 2018.

G&W's total traffic in July 2018 was 284,754 carloads, an increase of
7,614 carloads, or 2.7%, compared with July 2017. G&W's same railroad
traffic in July 2018 increased 18,063 carloads, or 6.8%, compared with
G&W's traffic in July 2017, excluding carloads from G&W's former
Continental European intermodal business (ERS), which was sold in June
2018.

The table below sets forth summary total carloads by segment.

Segment       July 2018     July 2017     Change    

%
Change

North American Operations 149,681 133,822 15,859 11.9%
Australian Operations(1) 55,337 52,328 3,009 5.8%
U.K./European Operations 79,736 90,990 (11,254) (12.4%)
Total G&W Operations 284,754 277,140 7,614 2.7%
Carloads From Divested Operations(2) - 10,449 (10,449) NM
Same Railroad Carloads 284,754 266,691 18,063 6.8%
(1)   51.1% owned by G&W.
(2) Total carloads from ERS, which was sold in June 2018.
 

Highlights by Segment

  • North American Operations: Traffic in July 2018 was 149,681 carloads,
    an increase of 11.9% compared with July 2017, primarily due to
    increases across most commodity groups, including metals, coal & coke,
    minerals & stone and agricultural products.
  • Australian Operations: Traffic in July 2018 was 55,337 carloads, an
    increase of 5.8% compared with July 2017, primarily due to increased
    coal & coke and minerals & stone traffic, partially offset by
    decreased agricultural products and metallic ores traffic. Carload
    information for G&W's 51.1% owned Australian Operations is presented
    on a 100% basis.
  • U.K./European Operations: Traffic in July 2018 was 79,736 carloads, a
    decrease of 12.4% compared with July 2017. Excluding traffic from ERS,
    same railroad traffic in July 2018 was 79,736 carloads, a decrease of
    1.0% compared with same railroad traffic in July 2017 of 80,541
    carloads, primarily due to decreased intermodal traffic in the U.K.

The table below sets forth North American Operations carload information
by commodity group.

North American Operations:       July 2018     July 2017     Change    

%
Change

Agricultural Products 17,065 15,323 1,742 11.4%
Autos & Auto Parts 2,890 2,521 369 14.6%
Chemicals & Plastics 14,538 14,564 (26) (0.2%)
Coal & Coke 23,029 21,090 1,939 9.2%
Food & Kindred Products 4,820 4,499 321 7.1%
Intermodal 1,167 1,001 166 16.6%
Lumber & Forest Products 11,947 11,847 100 0.8%
Metallic Ores 1,478 1,534 (56) (3.7%)
Metals 15,390 10,419 4,971 47.7%
Minerals & Stone 20,444 18,518 1,926 10.4%
Petroleum Products 8,750 8,483 267 3.1%
Pulp & Paper 15,560 14,511 1,049 7.2%
Waste 5,560 5,103 457 9.0%
Other 7,043 4,409 2,634 59.7%
Total Carloads 149,681 133,822 15,859 11.9%
 
  • Metals traffic increased 4,971 carloads, or 47.7%, primarily due to
    increased scrap and finished steel shipments in most G&W regions.
  • Other commodity group traffic increased 2,634 carloads, or 59.7%,
    primarily due to increased empty overhead car shipments in most G&W
    regions.
  • Coal & coke traffic increased 1,939 carloads, or 9.2%, primarily due
    to increased shipments of overhead and export steam coal in G&W's
    Northeast Region and steam coal in G&W's Midwest Region.
  • Minerals & stone traffic increased 1,926 carloads, or 10.4%, primarily
    due to increased shipments of construction aggregates and cement in
    most G&W regions.
  • Agricultural products traffic increased 1,742 carloads, or 11.4%,
    primarily due to increased soybean meal shipments in G&W's Western
    Region.
  • All remaining traffic increased by a net 2,647 carloads.

The table below sets forth carload information for G&W's 51.1% owned
Australian Operations by commodity group.

Australian Operations(1):       July 2018     July 2017     Change    

%
Change

Agricultural Products 3,251 5,163 (1,912) (37.0%)
Coal & Coke 39,076 33,844 5,232 15.5%
Intermodal 5,079 5,396 (317) (5.9%)
Metallic Ores 2,108 3,287 (1,179) (35.9%)
Minerals & Stone 5,786 4,607 1,179 25.6%
Petroleum Products 37 31 6 19.4%
Total Carloads 55,337 52,328 3,009 5.8%
(1)   51.1% owned by G&W.
 
  • Coal & coke traffic increased 5,232, or 15.5%, primarily due to
    increased demand as well as spot coal shipments for various customers
    in the Hunter Valley.
  • Minerals & stone traffic increased 1,179 carloads, or 25.6%, primarily
    due to increased gypsum shipments as July 2017 was negatively impacted
    by an outage at a customer port facility.
  • Agricultural products traffic decreased 1,912 carloads, or 37.0%,
    primarily due to a weaker 2017-2018 harvest in South Australia.
  • Metallic ores traffic decreased 1,179 carloads, or 35.9%, primarily
    due to the planned, temporary shutdown of an iron ore mine in October
    2017.
  • All remaining traffic decreased by a net 311 carloads.

The table below sets forth U.K./European Operations carload information
by commodity group.

U.K./European Operations:       July 2018     July 2017     Change    

%
Change

Agricultural Products 145 108 37 34.3%
Coal & Coke 1,066 925 141 15.2%
Intermodal 62,279 73,276 (10,997) (15.0%)
Minerals & Stone 16,225 16,681 (456) (2.7%)
Petroleum Products 21 - 21 NM
Total Carloads 79,736 90,990 (11,254) (12.4%)
Carloads From Divested Operations(1) - 10,449 (10,449) NM
Same Railroad Carloads 79,736 80,541 (805) (1.0%)
(1)   Total carloads from ERS, which was sold in June 2018.
 

The following highlights relate to U.K./European same railroad traffic:

  • Intermodal traffic decreased 548 carloads, or 0.9%, in the U.K. due to
    operational issues at a U.K. port.
  • All remaining traffic decreased by a net 257 carloads.

Other

The term carload represents physical railcars and estimated railcar
equivalents of commodities for which G&W is paid on a metric ton or
other measure to move freight, as well as intermodal units.

Historically, G&W has found that traffic information may be indicative
of freight revenues on its railroads. Freight revenues are revenues for
which G&W is paid on a per car, per container or per metric ton basis to
move freight. Activities such as railcar switching, port terminal
shunting, traction services and other similar freight-related services
are excluded from our traffic information as the resulting revenues are
not classified as freight revenue. Traffic information may not be
indicative of total operating revenues, operating expenses, operating
income or net income. Please refer to the documents G&W files from time
to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, such as its Form
10-Q and 10-K, which contain additional information on G&W's freight
traffic and segment reporting.

About G&W

G&W owns or leases 121 freight railroads organized in nine locally
managed operating regions with 8,000 employees serving 3,000 customers.

  • G&W's seven North American regions serve 41 U.S. states and four
    Canadian provinces and include 115 short line and regional freight
    railroads with more than 13,000 track-miles.
  • G&W's Australia Region serves New South Wales, the Northern Territory
    and South Australia and operates the 1,400-mile Tarcoola-to-Darwin
    rail line. The Australia Region is 51.1% owned by G&W and 48.9% owned
    by a consortium of funds and clients managed by Macquarie
    Infrastructure and Real Assets.
  • G&W's UK/Europe Region includes the U.K.'s largest rail maritime
    intermodal operator and second-largest freight rail provider, as well
    as regional rail services in Continental Europe.

G&W subsidiaries and joint ventures also provide rail service at more
than 40 major ports, rail-ferry service between the U.S. Southeast
and Mexico, transload services, contract coal loading, and industrial
railcar switching and repair.

For more information, visit gwrr.com.

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