WSOR Named Regional Railroad of the Year by Railway Age
MADISON, WI, March 10, 2009 — The Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co. has been named the “2009 Regional Railroad of the Year” by Railway Age Magazine.

The designation reflects outstanding achievements in marketing, customer service & long-term planning throughout the short line and regional railroad industry. Railway Age’s competition included eligible railroads throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Over 500 railroad companies throughout North America were eligible for this competition.

Wisconsin & Southern’s commitment to marketing and customer service makes it an exceptional company amongst its peers. Despite recent declines in freight rail traffic across the nation, the WSOR was able to add new customers to the rail system in 2008. New industries create new jobs, generate tax dollars, increase local spending & preserve today’s highway systems.

It is a tremendous honor to accept an award from a nationally reputable organization such as Railway Age,” stated Bill Gardner, president of Wisconsin & Southern Railroad. “On behalf of Wisconsin & Southern Railroad, I thank all our employees, contractors, suppliers, and customers for helping to make WSOR a leader in the railroad industry,” he added.

The Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co. (WSOR) is a Wisconsin-based regional railroad company operating in the southern half of the State of Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois. Wisconsin & Southern operates 700 miles of branch and mainline track traversing a total of 23 counties in Wisconsin and Illinois. Wisconsin & Southern Railroad is Wisconsin’s third largest railroad, employing over 250 people. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Wisconsin & Southern has offices/terminal yard facilities at Madison, Janesville, and Horicon.

Wisconsin & Southern Railroad will be recognized at the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 25-28. For more information on this award, visit the Railway Age website.