2019 NS Short Line Awards- Congratulations L&C!

We were honored to attend the NS Short Line Awards presentation this year given by Jay Traywick (AVP Short Line & Network Services) and Mike McClellan (VP of Strategic Planning) with Lancaster & Chester Railroad taking home three awards. Many thanks to our hard-working crew members and management at L&C for putting in the hard work necessary to receive these award at NS’s annual short line convention. To learn more about L&C, click here!

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  • General Managers Award - Southern Region, Piedmont Division - Operating Achievement Award

  • Marketing Vice Presidents Award - Industrial Development

  • Marketing Vice Presidents Award - Chemicals Group

American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association

American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) is dedicated to representing and supporting interests of short line railroads, of which there are approximately 600. The ASLRRA has been advocating for the political needs of these short line railroads and has served as the short line’s voice in state and federal government when necessary. They worked to develop the Short Line Safety Institute in 2015 in conjunction with Congress, the FRA and short line railroads. Assessments, Education and Training, Communication and Research create the four pillars of this institute which works to “enhance and improve safety practices and behaviors on short line and regional railroads” (ASLRRA).

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Currently, the ASLRRA is working to advance House Bill HR510 and Senate Bill S203. This tax credit, expired since the end of 2017, would incentivize short lines to perform track maintenance which has been deferred in the past. Before it’s expiration, this tax credit “allowed short lines to privately invest over $4B since its inception” (ASLRRA).

This year Doc Claussen, Vice Chairman for Gulf & Ohio Railways, has taken on a new role as Vice Chairman of the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association.  Doc is “extremely pleased with the selection of Chuck Baker as the new president and CEO for ASLRRA. He’s been on the job since February and has had an marked impact on the Association and we are looking forward to working with him in the future.”

Read more about ASLRRA here!

Welcoming the New Year and New Customers

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Welcoming the New Year!

Growing in 2019 with Carolina Poly Inc. in Chester, South Carolina

After the first full year of production in 2018, Carolina Poly Inc. announced an expansion in Chester, South Carolina. As one of our customers on the Lancaster & Chester Railroad, we look forward to seeing this growth in our community! You can read more about the Carolina Poly Inc. expansion here or visit their website here.

Thank you to Carolina Poly Inc. and all of our customers for a fantastic 2018.

See you in the New Year!

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Ethanol & Bio Diesel Transloading Facility at Yadkin Valley Railroad

Ethanol & Bio Diesel Transloading Facility

Yadkin Valley Railroad

  There are several things we are proud of on the Yadkin Valley Railroad (YVRR), however our Ethanol & Bio Diesel transloading facility began service at a time when some of YVRR’s freight had started to decline.

    YVRR partnered with Osage Inc. to start transloading ethanol and later added bio diesel to the mix. Since then, the mix has shifted from mainly ethanol to a larger portion being bio diesel and the addition of Diesel Exhaust Fluid for Surry Chemicals. The projected carloads for this small facility is to be around 3,000 cars per year.

     The amazing part of our transloading facility is the small amount of investment YVRR & Osage had to sink into the project to get things up and running. YVRR upgraded and installed track pans and a spillage containment system on a locomotive servicing track in Rural Hall. Osage provided the pumping system and some of their existing fleet of tanker trucks and the facility was off and running.

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YVRR Facts & Figures

Track: 93 miles
Carloads: 11,500
Locomotives: 10
Industries: 16
Reporting Marks: YVRR

~Learn more about the YVRR here~

Contact Information

P: 336-969-6055
A: 8301 Depot St, Rural Hall, NC 27045