Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (NYSE: GWR) bought Atlantic Western Transportation Inc., parent company of Heart of Georgia Railroad Inc., for an undisclosed amount.

The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2017.

Heart of Georgia Railroad was founded in 1999 and operates across the state of Georgia on 219 miles of track leased from the Georgia Department of Transportation. It connects with G&W’s Georgia Southwestern Railroad at Americus, Ga., and with G&W’s Georgia Central Railway at Vidalia,…