A Brief Timeline of Events that have Shaped OmniTRAX

  • 1986 – Three investors collaborated on a real estate opportunity that lead to the purchase of the Great Western Railway from Great Western Sugar
  • 1991 – Six short line railroads purchased – CWPS, MJ, NSR, CRL, KSW, WICT, and GWRC
  • 1991 – WICT sold
  • 1991 – CWP&S and CRL merged into one railroad, CRL
  • 1993 – PNR purchased from BNSF
  • 1994 – Fort Collins line added to the Great Western Railway
  • 1994 – Quality Terminal Services enters into switching service with operations in California and Texas
  • 1995 – NOW leased from CSXT
  • 1996 – Greeley, Colorado added to the GWR
  • 1997 – HBRY, CTRW, the Port of Churchill and Churchill Marine Tank Farm purchased
  • 2004 – KFR purchased
  • 2004 – ATN and FCR leased from CSXT
  • 2005 – GFRR, IR and NKCR acquired North American RailNet
  • 2011 –  Stockton Terminal & Eastern Railroad (STE) acquired
  • 2014 – Sand Springs Railway Company (SS) in Tulsa, OK purchased
  • 2014 – OmniTRAX enters into agreement to operate Brownsville & Rio Grande International Railway (BRG)
  • 2016 – Heart of Texas Railroad purchased and renamed Central Texas & Colorado River Railway (CTXR)
  • 2016 – Partnership with Topflight Grain to operate railroad under the new name of Decatur Central Railroad
  • 2016 – OmniTRAX affiliate acquired Terracor Group assets that included sand terminals in Montana and Texas, OmniTRAX Energy Solutions is formed.
  • 2019 – Entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cleveland Commercial Railroad (CCRL) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Cleveland Harbor Belt Railroad (CHB).  CCRL will is renamed Cleveland & Cuyahoga Railway, LLC and the CHB is renamed Cleveland Port Railway, LLC.
  • 2019 – OmniTRAX completes the acquisition of the 101 year-old Winchester & Western Railroad (WW) frOmniTRAX Timeline.pptx 1om Covia Holdings.
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benefits of omnitrax


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.


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.