By Jim Cameron, Connecticut Post; February 7, 2019
You might not realize it, but Connecticut is home to the world headquarters of a $5 billion international railroad company and you’ll never be able to ride on its trains.
In a small office building across from the Darien railroad station sits the offices of Genesee & Wyoming Inc, a “short line” and regional freight railroad conglomerate. The railroad, founded in 1899, still hauls salt on its original 14-mile track in upstate New York. G&W owns 120 railroads on three continents, serving 3,000 customers with more than 16,000 miles of track.