History

A Brief Timeline of Events that have Shaped OmniTRAX

  • 1986 – Three investors collaborated on a real estate opportunity that became Great Western Railway of Colorado
  • 1987 – Leased Great Western of Oregon
  • 1991 – Purchased six short line railroads – CWPS, MJ, NSR, CRL, KSW, WICT, and GWR
  • 1991 – Sold Wisconsin & Calumet the next day
  • 1991 – Merged CWP&S and CRL
  • 1992 – Purchased 1,000 miles of track from Santa Fe in Kansas
  • 1993 – Shed Great Western of Oregon
  • 1993 – Purchased PNR from BNSF
  • 1994 – Added Fort Collins, Colorado to the Great Western Railway of Colorado
  • 1994 – QTS puts new dots on the map from California to Texas
  • 1995 – Began leasing NOW from CSXT
  • 1996 – Added Greeley, Colorado to the Great Western Railway of Colorado
  • 1997 – Purchased HBR, CTR, the Port of Churchill, and Churchill Marine Tank Farm
  • 2004 – Obtained KFR
  • 2004 – CSX releases the leases – leading to the ATN and FCR
  • 2005 – Acquired North American RailNet rail lines: GFR, IR, and NKCR
  • 2006 – Added transload services and established shuttle services on the NKCR
  • 2011– Joining the family, OmniTRAX adds the Stockton Terminal & Eastern Railroad (ST&E) to its list of managed railroads
  • 2014 – July, Sand Springs Railway Company in Tulsa, OK became the 18th rail affiliate
  • 2014 – August, OmniTRAX begins management of operations at Brownsville & Rio Grande International Railway, LLC bringing the total number of railroads to make 19

benefits of omnitrax

Flexibility

OmniTRAX is continually expanding our reach, allowing our customers to take advantage of our door-to-door shipping services.  We combine the superior fuel efficiency of rail with the ease of trucking and the global reach of overseas shipping through our international deep-water ports.

Reliability

With the ability to track your freight using our online shipping portal, you’ll not only receive real-time email alerts updating you on the status of your shipments, you’ll also receive peace of mind, knowing that we’re handling all of the red tape and complicated logistics normally associated with the other rail providers.

Cost Savings

When shipping as little as 500 miles, you can save money by using the most cost-effective shipping method around.  Because of the efficient use of fuel, rail is hands-down the least expensive way to get your freight from here to there.