Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Reports Traffic for November 2012

GWI’s traffic in November 2012 was 75,048 carloads, a decrease of 5,406 carloads, or 6.7 percent, compared with November 2011. GWI’s traffic in the fourth quarter of 2012 through November was 155,289 carloads, a decrease of 9,496 carloads, or 5.8 percent, compared to the fourth quarter of 2011 through November.

The table below sets forth consolidated carloading information for November 2012 and November 2011. Additional carload information for GWI’s North American and Australian operations is included as an exhibit to this press release.

The table below sets forth consolidated carloading information for the fourth quarter of 2012 through November and the fourth quarter of 2011 through November. Additional carload information for GWI’s North American and Australian operations is included as an exhibit to this press release.

Excluding 335 carloads from HAL and 2,657 carloads from CCH, same-railroad traffic in the fourth quarter of 2012 through November decreased 12,488 carloads, or 7.6 percent, compared with the fourth quarter of 2011 through November. The traffic decrease was principally due to decreases of 6,202 carloads of other commodity group traffic (primarily overhead coal in GWI’s Ohio Region), 6,170 carloads of farm & food products traffic (primarily grain in GWI’s Australia Region), and 3,127 carloads of coal & coke traffic (primarily GWI’s Ohio Region), partially offset by an increase of 2,472 carloads of lumber & forest products traffic (primarily GWI’s Oregon Region). All remaining traffic increased by a net 539 carloads.

Effective January 1, 2012, a portion of GWI’s metallic ores commodity group includes intermodal containers as a result of a change in rail logistics and equipment for a customer in GWI’s Australia Region. The impact of this change increased traffic by 448 carloads in November 2012 and 992 carloads in the fourth quarter of 2012 through November.

Historically, GWI has found that carload information may be indicative of freight revenues on its railroads, but may not be indicative of total revenues, operating expenses, operating income or net income. Car movements related to railcar switching, including activities at port terminals, are excluded from our carload information as the resulting revenues are classified as non-freight.

GWI owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads and provides railcar switching services in the United States, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and Belgium. In addition, GWI operates the Tarcoola to Darwin rail line, which links the Port of Darwin with the Australian interstate rail network in South Australia. Operations currently include 66 railroads organized in 10 regions, with more than 7,600 miles of owned and leased track and approximately 1,400 additional miles under track access arrangements. We provide rail service at 23 ports in North America, Australia and Europe and perform contract coal loading and railcar switching for industrial customers.

RailAmerica, Inc. owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads in North America, operating a portfolio of 45 individual railroads with approximately 7,500 miles of track in 28 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces.

The table below sets forth North American carloading information for November 2012 and November 2011:

* – Represents intermodal

units

The table below sets forth North American carloading information for the fourth quarter of 2012 through November and the fourth quarter of 2011 through November:

* – Represents intermodal

units

The table below sets forth Australian carloading information for November 2012 and November 2011:

The table below sets forth Australian carloading information for the fourth quarter of 2012 through November and the third quarter of 2011 through November: