Genesee & Wyoming Inc. owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads and provides railcar switching and other rail-related services in the United States, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and Belgium. In addition, the Company operates a longer-haul railroad that runs approximately 1,400 miles between Tarcoola in South Australia and Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia. As of December 31, 2012, the Company operated in 39 states in the United States, four Australian states, one Australian territory and four Canadian provinces and provides rail service at 35 ports in North America, Australia and Europe. As of December 31, 2012, the Company operated over approximately 14,700 miles of owned, jointly owned or leased track (inclusive of the Tarcoola to Darwin rail line operated under a concession agreement) and 3,270 additional miles under other contractual track access arrangements. On October 1, 2012, the Company acquired RailAmerica, Inc.