A Quality Company

Gulf & Ohio Railways, established in 1985, is a holding company for four short line railroads, and the Three Rivers Rambler train ride.

Our railroads operate on 203 miles of track, using approximately 30 locomotives, to haul freight for 64 industrial customers. With over 50 full and part time employees, G&O plays an important role in the local economies where we operate. 

G&O is also an affiliate of Knoxville Locomotive Works, a green locomotive manufacturer. KLW was created in 1998 as a locomotive repair and services shop for G&O. This operation now focuses on building single-engine green locomotives. 

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Serving Customers and Communities

With connections to Class-I railroads, G&O customers have access to the vast North American rail network.

G&O's short line railroads offer connections to CSX and Norfolk Southern, which allow businesses to ship or receive products by rail from almost anywhere in North America.

Whether searching for rail served industrial sites or a transload facility, our team can assist your company in identifying the location that fits your geographic and customer service needs.

Our core mission is to provide safe, cost-effective rail solutions combined with excellent customer service. We strive everyday to help make our customers' business successful.

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G&O Short Line Railroads

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KXHR

The Knoxville & Holston River Railroad operates in the Knoxville, TN area on 20 miles of track. The KXHR transports over 6,400 carloads per year with freight such as scrap metal, steel, ethanol, and plastics.

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L&C

The Lancaster & Chester operates out of Lancaster, SC with 62 miles of track. The L&C hauls 10,000 carloads per year with freight such as steel, limestone, clay, and chemicals.

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LRS

The Laurinburg & Southern operates in the Laurinburg, NC area on 28 miles of track. The LRS hauls 7,500 carloads per year with freight such as soda ash, glass, fertilizer, and feed ingredients.

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YVRR

The Yadkin Valley Railroad operates out of the Winston Salem, NC area on 93 miles of track, making it the largest G&O railroad. The YVRR hauls 12,700 carloads per year with freight such as ethanol, wood products, steel, and LP gas.


Get to Know the G&O

History

G&O History

Learn about founder Pete Claussen, how the G&O was formed, our first locomotive, and more.

Heritage

The Park House

The headquarters for G&O is the historic James Park House, located in downtown Knoxville, TN. Learn here about one of the oldest buildings in Knoxville.

News

Latest News

Between the G&O and the six companies it works with, there is always new things to share with the world. Click above to read the latest.