General Info: Birmingham Southern Railroad Company operates some of the busiest local rail lines in the United States. Founded in 1899, the company links up with various rail lines that enable customers to reach several industrial sites. It provides transportation services to the Port Birmingham, which is a rail-to-barge and barge-to-rail transfer facility that is operated by Warrior & Gulf Navigation. Birmingham Southern Railroad Company handles a range of commodities, including bulk raw materials and finished products for its customers. It serves steel processing and distribution centers in the Southeast. The company s clients include International Chemical Company, Fritz Enterprises, New Process Steel, Decarlo Warehouse and BPI Incorporated. Birmingham Southern Railroad Company is a part of Transtar, which is a privately held transportation holding company that specializes in railroad freight transportation, dock operations and inland river barging.