Great Western Railway Company GWR #311

Nature of Firm

GWR operates over 80 miles of owned tracks and trackage rights providing freight service in northern Colorado. Lines run from Loveland to Longmont, CO with branch lines from Johnstown to Milliken, CO and from Officer Junction to Windsor, CO. At Windsor, the original GWR line connects with the former BNSF line, now part of GWR, which extends from Ft. Collins, CO to Greeley, CO. In 1999, GWR purchased/leased from BNSF the Ft. Collins North Yard operations, which includes the Anheuser Busch Brewery. Track includes agricultural products, paper, plastics, sand, forest products, brewing grains, beer, and miscellaneous by-products.


The company was incorporated October 16, 1901, by the Great Western Sugar Company and started operations a short time later. Passenger service ended in 1927. The company was acquired from Great Western Sugar by the Castle Corporation (BROE Corporation) in June 1986. It is now owned by OmniTRAX of Denver.

Company Information

Mailing Address

Great Western Railway
P.O. Box 537
950 Taylor Avenue
Loveland, CO 80539


Bryan Fennell
General Manager
Mobile Phone: 970-213-6430

Will Metcalf
Regional Director, Marketing & Sales
Office Phone: 303-398-4517

Company AffiliationOmniTRAX, Inc.
Interchange PointsGreeley, CO
Agreement TypeISS Carrier
Information Exchange MethodRMI