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2017 Annual Meeting Summary
The 2017 Georgia Railroad Association Annual Meeting was held at the Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa in the beautiful mountains of north Georgia, Monday, May 15th - Tuesday, May 16th.
GRA President, Joel Harrell, Honored

Our President Joel Harrell, Norfolk Southern, was recognized Friday, March 10th in both houses of the Georgia General Assembly with Resolutions recognizing and commending him on his retirement.

Joel was accompanied by his wife Ginny and his family.

We will miss seeing him but are glad that he is able to continue as GRA President through May.

Reasons to be Optimistic about Issues that Impact the Railroad Industry and its Diverse Customers
By AAR President and CEO, Edward R. Hamberger
HuffPost | May 1, 2017


Heart of Georgia Railroad Sold to Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (NYSE: GWR)
Atlanta Business Chronicle | Feb 8, 2017


Who We Are

GRA is a voluntary organization dedicated to delivering our industry message to public officials.

Our mission is to educate, advocate, and activate on behalf of the freight rail industry.

What We Do

GRA participates in the debate of policy issues affecting our industry and provides information to state and public officials.

This site includes documents and resources that may be of interest to our members.


Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Company operates three locations and within three distinct industries.

Our Railroad Division supplies new and relay rail, track spikes, and OTM as well as switch...

"The Members and Associate Members of the Georgia Railroad Association welcome you to our website.

The Georgia Railroad Association is a voluntary organization dedicated to providing value to our Members and Associate Members as we educate public officials, advocate to policy makers, and activate our members to deliver our industry message to public officials, and other decision makers.

GRA is the leading voice for freight rail, providing our members with a daily presence at the State Capitol during Georgia's legislative session." [More]

Lynne Middleton, Executive Director
We are a voluntary organization with 11 railroad members consisting of 25 short line railroads, and nearly 40 associate members. We are the leading advocate for freight rail in Georgia and provide our members with a daily presence in the Capitol during Georgia's legislative session.

Join today or call us at 770-289-3554 for more information on how GRA can help your railroad or business.
Georgia Railroad Association
7742 Spalding Drive, Suite 203
Norcross, Georgia 30092

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