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

2020 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Embassy Suites Riverside
Wilmington, NC
May 17-19, 2020

We are excited to announce that our upcoming Railway Association of NC Annual Conference, will in Wilmington, NC this year!  We are staying at the brand new Embassy Suites on the river next to the Hilton where we stayed a few years ago.  Our event is Sunday, May 17 to Tuesday, May 19.  Print off the REGISTRATION FORM here, or register online at CONFERENCE REGISTRATION.  Early registration ends 4/16.

AGENDA: Sunday evening will have a "Meet and Greet" where we'll get to know each other better, followed immediately by dinner at the Cloud 9 rooftop bar and restaurant overlooking the river.  Gorgeous views and awesome food!  The meetings will be held Monday starting at 8:00 am and finished up by 3:00 pm.  Breakfast and lunch this day will be provided to you.  Tuesday morning we'll finish things up with our Golf tournament.  It's a 4 person (not man-ladies) scramble, so everyone is welcome to attempt to play, with teams being made up as equal as possible.  Please include your golf handicap on your registration form.  Agenda will be posted soon....

HOTEL REGISTRATION: We have a discounted nightly rate of $159-$179.  You can make your reservations by calling 800-445-8667 and use group name Railway Association of NC code RAI or online at EMBASSY SUITES RESERVATIONS.  Rooms are limited at this price, and will sell out quickly, so please make sure to book your reservation right away!

GOLF TOURNAMENT: We will be holding our 4 person scramble at the prestigious Cape Fear National Golf Course on Tuesday morning!  It's a beautiful course that should be a lot of fun!  Boxed lunches will be provided and an award ceremony will follow immediately afterwards.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS: The level of sponsorships will remain the same with Platinum $2000, Gold $1500, Silver $1000 and Bronze $500.  Golf prize sponsors start at $150.  The attached sponsor form lists the benefits of each level.  To have your logo/name guaranteed on the event shirts, you will need to have your registration form in to Michelle by April 16th.  SPONSOR LEVELS FORM

EXHIBITORS: The top 2 sponsorship levels, also include a free exhibitor table, of a skirted 6' table, and power.

Wilmington does have an airport so easy travel for those needing to fly.  We're so excited to welcome you all back to NC and look forward to strengthening our relationships with each of you!  Thanks to each of you for supporting our industry and the future of rail here in NC!

News

Meetings Coming Up! 

ASLRRA National Conference: May 2-5, 2020 at Gaylord, Texan

Railroad Day on Hill March 4-5