Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines Limited Sign Rail
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<p><span class="xn-location">MONTREAL</span> and GREENWICH, Conn., <span class="xn-chron">Feb. 16, 2010</span> /CNW/ -- Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) (NYSE:   GWR) announced today that GWI and a newly formed GWI subsidiary, Western Labrador Rail Services (WLRS), have entered into a long term agreement with Bloom Lake Railway Company (BLRC), a subsidiary of Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines Limited (CLM), for WLRS to provide rail transportation services to BLRC. Operated as part of GWI's <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> Region, WLRS will haul unit trains of iron ore over BLRC's newly constructed 31-kilometer railway from CLM's Bloom Lake mine, located in the province of <span class="xn-location">Quebec</span> on the south end of the Labrador Trough, to Wabush, Labrador. The iron ore will then travel over two privately owned railways to CLM's port facilities in Pointe-Noire on the St. <span class="xn-person">Lawrence River</span> for export primarily to Asian markets. The railway construction is expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2010 with iron ore shipments starting immediately thereafter.</p>
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    About Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines Limited
    
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<p>Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines Limited is a development and exploration mining company. The Company is presently developing at the expected initial rate of 8.0 million tonnes per year its Bloom Lake world class iron ore deposit located in the Quebec/Labrador trough. The quality and size of the Bloom Lake and Peppler/Lamelee deposits reflect the potential to expand and advance these projects and exploit other opportunities in the iron ore industry. The Company has approximately 230,245,000 shares outstanding and trades on the TSX under the symbol "CLM".</p>
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    About Genesee & Wyoming Inc.
    
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<p>GWI owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads in the <span class="xn-location">United States</span>, <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>, <span class="xn-location">Australia</span> and the <span class="xn-location">Netherlands</span>. Operations currently include 62 railroads organized in nine regions, with approximately 6,000 miles of owned and leased track and approximately 3,400 additional miles under track access arrangements. GWI provides rail service at 16 ports in <span class="xn-location">North America</span> and <span class="xn-location">Europe</span> and performs contract coal loading and railcar switching for industrial customers.</p>
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<p>For further information contact:</p>
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    Genesee & Wyoming Inc.:
    Michael Williams, Corporate Communications, Genesee & Wyoming Inc.,
     203.629.3722,   mwilliams@gwrr.com
    Mario Brault, President, Genesee & Wyoming Canada Inc., 514.948.6995,
     mbrault@gwrr.com



    Caution regarding forward-looking statements
    Genesee & Wyoming Inc.:
    
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<p>"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Genesee & Wyoming's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.</p>
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For further information: For further information: Michael Williams, Corporate Communications, Genesee & Wyoming Inc., +1-203-629-3722, mwilliams@gwrr.com, or Mario Brault, President, Genesee & Wyoming Canada Inc., +1-514-948-6995, mbrault@gwrr.com Web Site: http://www.gwrr.com

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