Bobby Franklin has joined TNW Corporation, a privately held operator of short line railroads and logistics centers, as the General Manager for the Texas North Western (TXNW) Railway in Sunray, Texas. Franklin reports directly to the Vice President of Operations, Jason Gill.
As General Manager, Franklin is responsible for the daily operations of the railroad, as well as training and managing employees; enforcing the compliance of all safety procedures; fostering solid partnerships with community leaders; and providing responsive, excellent service to customers.
Franklin has extensive rail industry and leadership role experience, serving most recently as Vice President of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad. Prior roles include Chief Transportation Officer at the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad and Terminal Manager and Superintendent during his 12-year career at CSX Transportation.
“The addition of Bobby as General Manager at TXNW opens many new opportunities for our company,” said Gill. “With his extensive background and experience in the rail industry, Bobby understands what is required to grow our operations and serve our customers effectively.”