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
ADAM BOYLES
Contact Adam.Boyles@RJCorman.com
RJ Corman Railroad

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

Secretary/Treasurer
MATT GEDNEY
Contact mgedney@gulfandohio.com
Gulf & Ohio Railways

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

2022 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

CAROLINA HOTEL & RESORT
Pinehurst, NC
May 15-17, 2022

We are excited to announce that our annual Railway Association of NC Annual Conference, will be back in Pinehurst, NC next year!  We will be staying at the beautiful & historic Carolina Hotel, and of course we'll be golfing as well! More information to come as we get closer, but feel free to contact Michelle Hollowell for more information.

Below is a list of our generous 2021 Sponsors!

PLATINUM SPONSORS

Appalachian Timber Services, DiamondBack Signal, MidEast Railroad Service, MidSouth Railroad Services

 

GOLD SPONSORS

Allen Stahl & Kilbourne, Alliance Consulting Engineers, Civil Works Contracting, Cranemasters, Encore,Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, Hepaco, Herzog Railroad Service, Naturchem

 

SILVER SPONSORS

Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad, Atlantic Track & Turnout, Benesch, CDL Electric, Genesee & Wyoming Railroad, Gulf & Ohio Railways, Koppers, McRail, Millberg Gordon Stewart, National Salvage & Service Corp, Railway Auditing & Management Services, RJ Corman Railroad, Stella-Jones Corp.

 

BRONZE SPONSORS

Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway, Acme Wood Preserving, Aon, Colliers Engineering & Design, CR Construction, STV, Inc. The Railroad Group

News

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