Highpoint Thomasville & Denton Railroad

4550 Overdale Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27107
Phone: (336) 788-9407
Fax: (336) 788-9085
Contact: Melvin Cohoon, Operations Manager
Email: Melvin_L_Cohoon@csx.com

Other Contact: Eddy Mills, Assistant Operations Manager
Email: Eddy_Mills@csx.com


The High Point, Thomasville & Denton Railroad Co. operates from High Point through Thomasville and Denton to a junction with the Winston-Salem Southbound Railway at High Rock.

The company, founded in 1923, is owned by the Winston-Salem Southbound Railway, which is jointly owned by CSX and Norfolk Southern.

Commodities carried by the railroad are forest products, paper products, chemicals, brick, coal, cement, and furniture.

Principal shippers are: Thomasville Forest Products of Shale Brick – a division of Lowes Inc.; Carolina Container Corp. of High Point – manufacturer of pulpboard; and Georgia Pacific of Denton – chemical manufacturer.

The HPT&D connects with Norfolk Southern as well as the Winston-Salem Southbound.

Miles of track: 34
Employees: shared with WS-Southbound
Carloads: 3,900 per year – 332,000 tons
Industries served: 20
Equipment: CSX & NS leased locomotives