Genesee & Wyoming's September carloads fell 5.2% from a year ago to 79,239; for Q3, carloads fell 5.2% year-over-year to 242,783

GREENWICH, Connecticut , October 12, 2012 (press release) – Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) (GWR) today reported traffic volumes for September 2012 and the third quarter of 2012.

GWI’s traffic in September 2012 was 79,239 carloads, a decrease of 4,369 carloads, or 5.2 percent, compared with September 2011. GWI’s traffic in the third quarter of 2012 was 242,783 carloads, a decrease of 13,407 carloads, or 5.2 percent, compared to the third quarter of 2011.

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

Genesee & Wyoming Inc.                          
by Commodity Group         September       September        
          2012       2011       % Change
Consolidated:                          
Coal & Coke         18,095       18,821       -3.9%
Minerals & Stone         10,927       12,459       -12.3%
Pulp & Paper         8,323       8,024       3.7%
Metals         7,705       7,720       -0.2%
Lumber & Forest Products         6,266       5,481       14.3%
Intermodal*         6,187       5,381       15.0%
Farm & Food Products         5,922       9,100       -34.9%
Chemicals & Plastics         5,173       5,238       -1.2%
Metallic Ores**         3,965       3,122       27.0%
Petroleum Products         2,753       2,494       10.4%
Autos & Auto Parts         904       718       25.9%
Other         3,019       5,050       -40.2%
Total carloads         79,239       83,608       -5.2%
                           
* - Represents intermodal units                
** - Includes carloads and intermodal units

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