Railroad operator Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) reported third-quarter results today before the markets opened, showing that it posted total operating revenues of $401.4 million, a big 80% surge from the same period in the previous year as it added in new rail systems acquired from RailAmerica, but it was still just short of the $403.7 million Capital IQ consensus estimate.

While adjusted net income came in at $68.4 million, or $1.19 per share, a 65% increase from $32.0 million, or $0.72 per share, in the same period in 2012, it was $0.03-per-share worse than the CapIQ estimates of $1.22 per share.

Genesee & Wyoming was able to return to profitability this quarter helped by its acquisition of RailAmerica railroads, which it acquired last year for $1.4 billion. Quarterly traffic was up 6.8% on a combined basis.

The railroad operator didn't provide guidance for the coming quarter, but analysts anticipate Genesee & Wyoming will post earnings of $1.22 per share in the fourth quarter on revenues of $405.2 million.