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 Caroline 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

Infrastructure Improvements at L&C

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Infrastructure Improvements

Lancaster & Chester ~ The Springmaid Line

With over 117 years of continuous rail operations, the L&C Railroad provides South Carolina with a strong transportation ally for industrial growth. The Railroad serves over 3,000 acres of industrially zoned property and hauls 11,600 carloads per year with freight such as steel, grain, limestone, clay, and chemicals.

In the ongoing process of maintenance and improvement, L&C is in the process of replacing 6,600 crossties. Pictured above are the first 800, delivered and ready for install. During 2018, 8,000 crossties total will be replaced along with 3,000 tons of ballast.

Company wide, G&O will be installing roughly 26,800 crossties and 1,000 switch timber in 2018.

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L&C Quick Stats

Track: 62 miles
Carloads: 11,600
Locomotives: 10
Customers: 24
Reporting Marks: LC

2016 stats: 11,000 crossties replaced

2017 stats: 2,500 crossties installed, 300 switch timber installed

~Learn more about Lancaster & Chester here~

Contact Information

P: 803-286-2100
F: 803-286-4158
A: PO Box 1450, Lancaster, SC 29721

Congratulations KXHR!

Congratulations to the employees of the Knoxville & Holston River Railroad (KXHR) for earning the 2017 Norfolk Southern General Manager’s Operating Achievement Award for the Central Division! The KXHR is fortunate to have a long-standing partnership with Norfolk Southern as we serve our mutual customers here in the Knoxville area. Many thanks to our hard-working employees who work safely and efficiently each day putting the KXHR in the position to receive this award at NS’s annual short line convention in May 2017. To learn more about the KXHR, visit www.gulfandohio.com/kxhr