Everything You Need to Know About Shipping Lumber by Rail
Railroads are used to ship many products — from consumer goods to essential materials like drywall and lumber — and they've remained one of the best modes of freight shipping in the United States for nearly 200 years. Shipping lumber by rail offers lumber companies an affordable, fast, and reliable option.
4 Reasons to Buy Industrial Property with Rail Access
By owning a property with rail service, your industrial operation stands to gain an essential component of modern supply chains. Read on as we explore four key reasons why investing in industrial property with rail access is one of the smartest decisions a business can make when looking for long-term success.
3 Freight Companies in Florida You Should Know
November 18, 2022
Florida is a major freight hub for North America, making it home to dozens of freight shipping companies. However, not all freight companies are created equal. If you are an industrial business owner in Florida, it is important to be familiar with the major players in the state so that you can choose the right one for your needs.
Getting Back on Track
October 25, 2022
Seminole Gulf Railway was Southwest Florida’s engine for growth and recovery . . . until Hurricane Ian had other plans. On Wednesday, September 28, 2022, Ian—a Category 4 hurricane—struck Southwest Florida with driving rain and 155 mph winds. Amongst those facing catastrophic damage is Seminole Gulf Railway (SGLR), the Class III shortline freight railroad that serves as a critical supply line for Southwest Florida.
What is Positive Train Control (PTC) and How Does it Affect Freight Railroads?
August 22, 2022
A freight train conductor is responsible for many things. Dozens of railcars carrying hundreds of tons of cargo worth millions of dollars. Not to mention all the businesses that are relying on those shipments arriving on time. But at the end of the day, that conductor is still human. What happens if they're having a bad day, and were too distracted to read the most recent track maintenance logs?
Which States Load and Receive the Most Tons of Rail Freight?
August 10, 2022
Rail freight is a vital part of the United States economy, responsible for moving over 10 BILLION tons of goods and products around the country each year. That's a lot of cargo! And, as you might expect, different states handle different amounts of it. But do you know which states are responsible for loading and receiving the most rail freight volume?
Top 10 Best Train Movies of All Time
July 28, 2022
It would be safe to say that we’re train enthusiasts here at Seminole Gulf Railway. But what you might not know is that we’re also pretty big film buffs. After the sun goes down or when the weather isn’t ideal (which isn’t too often here in Southwest Florida), we love to sit down, pop some popcorn, and get lost in a good movie. That got us thinking, though, why not combine our two interests?
What is Transloading and How Does it Work?
July 25, 2022
In the freight shipping industry, there are a lot of terms that get thrown around without much explanation. One such term is "transloading" and if you're in charge of shipping and logistics for your industrial business, then you've probably heard the term before. But what is transloading, exactly? And how does it work?
Railroad Safety: 9 Facts to Keep You Safe Near the Tracks and Avoid Train Accidents
June 21, 2022
Regardless of how safe trains are, it is still important to know how to stay safe around and near the train tracks. Follow these nine railroad safety tips to protect yourself near the tracks and help prevent avoidable train accidents!
6 Key Differences Between American and European Rail Systems
June 3, 2022
When it comes to American trains vs. European trains, there are six main factors that help make each one stand apart: their freight-to-passenger ratio, funding, rail infrastructure, train designs, operating procedures, and government regulations. In this article, we'll explore each of these in-depth.