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
CARL HOLLOWELL
Contact chollowell@aberdeen-rockfish.com
Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad

Vice-President
ROBERT DOBRONSKI
Contact rdobronski@ncrr.com
North Carolina Railroad Company

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! HOTEL REGISTRATION: We have a discounted rate of $157/night until April 15th.  You can make your reservations by calling (866) 275-9832 or online at CAROLINA HOTEL.  Rooms are limited at this price, and will sell out quickly, so please make sure to book your reservation right away!  Click link for registration form: Registrationform.pdf. Agenda will follow shortly.

GOLF TOURNAMENT: We will be holding our 4 person scramble at the on Course #3 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 15th.

Raleigh will be the closest airport to fly into.  Shuttle service from the RDU to the hotel is available.  Pricing sheet is attached. shuttle_rates.pdf

We're so excited to welcome you all back to NC and look forward to strengthening our relationships with each of you!  Thank-you for supporting our industry and the future of rail here in NC!

Thank-you Sponsors!

Platinum: Civil Works Contracting, Midsouth Railroad Service

Silver: Millberg Gordon Stewart, National Salvage & Services, Stella-Jones Corp.

Bronze: Colliers Engineering & Design, Nexsen Pruet

News

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