Our Mission

The Railway Association of North Carolina (RANC) is a group of regional freight railroads, two Class I railroads and railroad-oriented suppliers operating in North Carolina. RANC promotes the benefits of freight rail to local, state and federal legislators and to the general public as a safer, more environmentally friendly, fuel-efficient and cost-effective mode of transportation that helps to remove truck traffic from congested highways and promotes economic development.

About Us

The Railway Association of North Carolina consists of 21 member railroads operating in the State of North Carolina. This number includes 19 regional railroads and two Class I railroads. We also have approximately 70 associate members, servicing our rail industry, who are our valued vendors and suppliers. Our Annual Conference is the largest of our quarterly meetings, which is held in late spring. We recommend attending this conference as many contacts are made.

The Association takes a pro-active approach in dealing with current legislation and other issues concerning the rail industry in our state and nationwide. The Railway Association of North Carolina is a forum for our members to come together and share events and information to help promote the rail industry in our state.

The categorized directory consists of our Associate Members, which the Railroad members use when placing bids for services and supplies.

For further information or to join our association, please contact Michelle Hollowell at director@ncrailways.org. We look forward to hearing form you!

Executive Board

President
GARLAND HORTON - Contact ghorton@aberdeen-rockfish.com
Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad

Vice-President
ED THUM - Contact superintendent@acwr.com
Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway Co.

Secretary/Treasurer
PAUL BARNES - Contact pbarnes@aberdeen-rockfish.com
Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad

Executive Director
MICHELLE HOLLOWELL - Contact director@ncrailways.org

Statistics

Please take a look to see how Railroad Service is affecting North Carolina
NC Railroad Statistics (2007)
 

RANC ANNUAL CONFERENCE

2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Omni Grove Park Inn
Asheville, NC
May 20-21, 2018

The Railway Association of North Carolina, will be holding it's Annual Conference on Sunday, May 20 to Monday, May 21, 2018. Rates at this gorgeous hotel are discounted to $229/night. This rate will be honored from 5/19-5/23. The cut-off date to receive this rate is Thursday, April 19, 2018. You can book directly through this link RESERVATIONS or call the hotel at 800-438-5800 and use group code 051918RAILWAYAS. Here is a brief list of scheduled events. Click here to see AGENDA. Click here to download the REGISTRATION FORM.

Sunday

Registration: 2:00pm until 6:00pm
Exhibitor Set-up: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Opening Reception: 5:30pm - 6:30pm (Dinner will be our your own this evening)

Monday 

Buffet Breakfast: 6:30am - 8:00am (This will be the best buffet breakfast you've ever had!)
Meetings: 8:00am - 2:30pm with lunch served in between
Railroad Board Meeting: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Dinner Train on Great Smoky Mountain Railroad: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

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