In 1996, CSX established its Short Line Caucus Committee as a means of providing its Short Line partners with better communications channels that would allow them to learn about marketing campaigns, business opportunities and operations, as well as allow them to address their industry issues with CSX. The committee usually meets quarterly, and functions in accordance with the group's charter, outlined below.
Purpose: The Caucus Committee shall act as liaison between the Short Line and Regional Railroads (Short Lines) and CSX, specifically addressing the Short Line and CSX's interests, and to accurately disseminate information concerning the results of all activities between the committee and CSX. The committee members should work with CSX management to proactively influence the way CSX views short lines, and to help bring about positive change between short lines and CSX.
Officers and committee members: The committee shall consist of 10 elected short-line members, plus the president of the ASLRRA.
Type of Officers: The officers of this committee shall be chairperson, vice chairperson, and secretary, and shall also be considered committee members.
Election: The short lines on the committee shall be elected by majority vote at the Annual CSX Short Line Workshop. Officers and committee members shall serve for 3 years or until their successors are elected. No member may serve more than 2 consecutive full terms.
Resignation: Any member may resign at any time by giving written notice to the chairperson or secretary.
Vacancies: A vacancy because of resignation, or any other cause, shall be filled by the committee to complete the remaining term.
Duties of officers:
The chairperson shall have the general duties of meeting facilitation, supervision and direction of the business and affairs of the committee. The chairperson also shall have the power to establish standing committees and focus groups.
The vice chairperson shall perform all the duties of the chairperson in the chairperson's absence.
The Secretary shall attend all meetings of the committee and record the minutes of all meetings. After a majority of the committee has approved the minutes, they shall be circulated to all short lines.
Meetings: The committee shall have 1 regularly scheduled annual meeting, which shall be held at the same time as the CSX Short Line Workshop. The committee shall have any number of other meetings as scheduled by the chairperson and CSX.
2016 CSXT Short Line Caucus Committee Members
Andrew Fox, President
(Caucus Committee Chairman)
Chicago SouthShore & South Bend Railroad
505 N. Carroll Ave.
Michigan City, IN 46360
Nathan Fenno, President
New York Susquehanna & Western Railway
1 Railroad Ave.
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone: 607-547-2555 x236
Pete "Doc" Claussen, President
(Caucus Committee Secretary)
Gulf and Ohio Railways
P.O. Box 2408, 422 West Cumberland Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37901
Phone: 865-525-9400, ext. 24
Linda Bauer Darr, President
American Shortline & Regional Railroad Association
50 F St., NW, Suite 7020
Washington, DC 20001
Tom Owen, President
Pinsly Railroad Company
3001 Orange Ave.
Apopka, FL 32768
Dave Collins Sr., Vice President – New York/Pennsylvania
Genesee & Wyoming Inc.
1200-C Scottsville Rd., Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14624
Larry Davis, VP Marketing & Sales
Paducah & Louisville Railway, Inc.
200 Clark Street
Paducah, KY 42003
Steve Powell, President
P.O. Box 337
Dilwyn, VA 23936
Drew Nelson, Vice President - Marketing & Sales
Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company
100 E. First St.
Brewster, OH 44613
Bill Henderson, Vice President of Sales & Marketing
R.J. Corman Railroad Group
101 R.J. Corman Drive
P.O. Box 788
Nicholasville, KY 40340
Cathy Hale, CEO
1121 West JPG Woodfill Road Bldg. 216
Madison, IN 47250