ASLRRA Welcomes More New Members

We welcome the following organizations to ASLRRA:

New railroad members:

Baltimore Industrial Railroad is the former Patapsco & Back Rivers Railroad. Its reporting mark is BDR. A Class III railroad, it serves customers in Baltimore, MD and interchanges there with CSX and Norfolk Southern. Reach them at Baltimore Industrial Railroad, P.O. Box 9, Fort Howard, MD 21052, Phone: (410) 388-7965, Fax: (410) 388-7949. Please contact Railroad Services Manager Brett Taylor at

Columbus & Chattahoochee Railroad, Inc., is a member of the Genesee & Wyoming family of railroads. Its reporting mark is CCH. A Class III railroad, it operates 26 miles of line in Alabama and Georgia. Reach them at Columbus & Chattahoochee Railroad, Inc.,, P.O. Box 2668, Columbus, GA 31902, Phone: (706) 327-5464, Fax: (706) 327-2452, Web: Please contact President Gerry Gates at

New railroad associate member:

Royal Gorge Route Railroad
is a tourist railroad operating 12 miles of line in Colorado. Reach them at Royal Gorge Route Railroad, 330 B. Royal Gorge Blvd., Canon City, CO 81212, Phone: (719) 276-4056, Fax: (719) 269-8907, Web: Please contact General Manager Steve Kaverman at

New associate business members:

Automotive Rentals, Inc. (ARI),
part of the Holman Automotive Group, is a global vehicle fleet management company. With a workforce numbering more than 2,200 and offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Europe and the UK, ARI manages over 923,000 cars, trucks and equipment in North America and the UK, and combined with its strategic partners, more than two million fleet vehicles globally. Reach them at ARI, 4001 Leadenhall Rd., P.O. Box 5039, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054, Phone: (856) 778-1500, Fax: (856) 840-7280, Web: Please contact Truck Sales Manager-Railroad Jeff Robley at

Bob Ballew & Associates LLC provides services that include computer-based training for railroads, including in the subject areas of operating rules, including General Code of Operating Rules (GCOR) and other rule books; hazardous materials; air brake and train handling; and safety and safety procedures. It can also provide a study manual for GCOR, as well as electronic record-keeping for examinations, the latter including a pre-cursor report indicating from “most missed questions” to “least missed questions.” Reach them at Bob Ballew & Associates LLC, 302 CR 3310, Jacksonville, TX 74766 Phone: (903)876-2401.  Please contact Robert E. Lee at rlee20@mac.comNote: It was J.R. Sampson of OmniTRAX who suggested to this company that they consider ASLRRA membership. Mr. Sampson, we thank you!

Keenan Cohen & Howard PC
is a law firm that represents railroads across the country in connection with commercial matters arising from the movement of freight. This includes freight loss and damage issues; demurrage issues; freight tariff issues; derailment-related litigation; contracts under 49 USC 10709; vendor contract disputes; property damage claims; and fraud and bankruptcy issues. Reach them at Keenan Cohen & Howard PC, 165 Township Line Rd., Suite 2400, Jenkintown, PA 19046, Phone: (215) 6089-1104, Fax: (215) 609-1117, Web: Please contact Attorney Jeffrey D. Cohen at

KRPLAW.CA, the firm of Kenneth R. Peel Barrister-Solicitor, has been practicing in rail and transportation law since 1983. In private practice since 1998 after 15 years in-house at Canadian National, Mr. Peel’s advocacy and counsel is focused on short line and regional railways. He has dealt with Canadian and provincial regulatory agencies in rail, labor employment, health and safety, and human rights matters. He is certified as a specialist in civil litigation and in all manner of dispute resolution. Reach him at Kenneth R. Peel, Barrister-Solicitor, 333 Spadina Road, Toronto, ON, Canada M5P 2U5, Phone: (416) 489-1400, Fax: (416) 489-1402, Web:, Email:

McGriff, Seibels & Williams Inc. is a national insurance broker and risk management consultant providing specialized insurance to the railroad industry. They provide comprehensive brokerage services including general liability, FELA, workers compensation, railroad protection bonding, directors and officers liability, loss control, predictive modeling, and full service claims handling. Reach them at McGriff, Seibels, & Williams Inc., 2211 7th Ave. South, Birmingham, AL 35233, Phone: (205) 581-9290, Fax: (205) 581-9297, Web: Please contact Vice-President Patrick Maguire at pmaguire@mcgriff.comNote: It was XL Insurance who suggested to this company that they consider ASLRRA membership. Ladies and gentlemen of XL Insurance, we thank you!

Schaefer Electronics Inc.
specializes in solutions for on-board and trackside heavy rail applications. Its design and manufacturing capabilities allow flexibility in power conversion for an endless combination and input and output voltages. Extra rugged construction ensures long-life and reliability in even the most demand applications, including for on-board electronics, transit vehicles, mining vehicles, and switches. Reach them at Schaefer Electronics Inc., 45 South St., Hopkinton, MA 01748, Phone: (508) 435-6400, Fax: (508) 435-6401, Web: Please contact Vice-President Sue Mayrand at

Travelliance is a full-service crew and employee lodging and transportation management services provider to the rail industry. Through its buying power, depth of service and state of the art technology, Travelliance enables its clients to maximize savings in all areas of their lodging and transportation operations. Reach them at Travelliance, 10225 Yellow Circle Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55343, Phone: (800) 950-5462, Fax: (952) 944-2547, Web: Please contact Vice-President of Business Development Andrew Claude at aclaude@travellianceinc.comNote: It was Progressive Railroading Magazine who recommended to this company that they consider ASLRRA membership. Ladies and gentlemen of Progressive Railroading, we thank you!

And finally, we welcome World Fuel Services as a returning associate business member:

World Fuel Services
is a supplier of petroleum products and related products and services, including lubricants, diesel exhaust fluids, diesel and gasoline products, reliable fuel delivery, remote inventory tracking and order generation, fleet value-added credit card programs, and asset financing through its in-house structured financing. WFS also offers a variety of price risk management products and services designed to assist our customers in the management of volatile and potentially unacceptable fuel price risk. Reach them at World Fuel Services, P.O. Box 128, Franklin, TN 37064, Phone: (615) 614-3073, Fax: (615) 614-3172, Web: Please contact Sales Executive Angie Johnson at

For ASLRRA membership information, please contact Cheryl Huyck at or call her at (202) 585-3431.

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