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SLGW: The leader in short line railway transloading, railcar storage and rail-served warehouse solutions in the Salt Lake Valley

Strategically located at the center of Utah’s industrial corridor, the Salt Lake Garfield & Western Railway (SLGW) has provided the short line rail needs of companies moving rail freight through the Salt Lake Valley for over 125 years. Served by both Union Pacific (UP) and Burlington Northern (BNSF), SLGW delivers efficient, flexible and affordable options to customers that need material handling, railcar storage, maintenance and other essential local services.

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SLGW has a variety of transloading facilities that handle nearly any type of material, whether standard or combustible/flammable. Our wide range of transloading services allow customers to consolidate freight to save on inland distribution and transportation costs.

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Railcar Storage

With capacity for 700-plus cars, SLGW’s railcar storage operations are focused on safety and security to ensure that your assets remain in excellent condition. Because of our interchange agreements with Class I railroads we can offer flexible terms and services with competitive rates.

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Rail-Served Warehousing

With access to an extensive area of rail-served warehouses in the Salt Lake Valley, SLGW is able to efficiently provides service to a network of warehouse-based customers. In addition, SLGW is extending track into new industrial developments to serve companies looking to build new rail-served warehouse facilities in the Salt Lake area.

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A Strong Presence, a Rich History, and a Bright Future

Since 1891, Salt Lake Garfield & Western Railway has served the short line needs of Salt Lake City. Enjoy some of the images of our diverse history. To see more historical images, visit our History page.

Superior Customer Care is Our Mission

SLGW prides itself on its exemplary customer service, therefore, we are dedicated to excellence in service by providing professional shortline railway logistics, transloading and storage solutions, while helping to facilitate the economic development of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, the State of Utah, and the Intermountain Region of the western U.S..