FTRL Railway (Foster Townsend Rail Logistics, Inc.) began providing rail switching services for Anheuser Busch today in support of the A-B St. Louis brewery operations.
FTRL Railway has been growing rapidly over the last few years by providing rail switching services, railroad management and rail/transportation consulting with its headquarters in the Metro St. Louis area. FTRL Railway is not a common carrier.
“We are very excited to be serving Anheuser-Busch. This will be a very important customer for us,” said Bill Broyles, FTRL Railway’s President and Co-founder. Bill Broyles is no stranger to the Anheuser-Busch rail operation or the rail market in St. Louis. Bill had a long career with Norfolk Southern, and he has served in numerous transportation and supervisory roles including president for a local rail switch carrier in the St. Louis area that is owned by the five major Class 1 railroads before starting FTRL Railway in 2008.
Bill Broyles teamed up with his son, Aaron Broyles, and Larry Malashock, former owner of Software Plus, and together they were able to assemble a well capitalized business with a very deep roster of rail veterans. FTRL Railway is positioned for steady growth over the next several years with plans to continue expanding in the Metro St. Louis area in addition to new markets in Chicago, Kansas City and central Illinois.