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