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

2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The Pinehurst Resort 
Pinehurst, NC, 28374
May 21-23, 2017

We will be returning to Pinehurst at the Carolina Hotel in 2017!  Look for more information to come in February.  

State Rail Day: February 21, 2017-State Capital, Raleigh NC

Rail Day on the Hill: March 2, 2017- Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown 

ASLRRA Annual Conference: April 22-25, 2017 Gaylord Texan Resort- Grapevine, Texas

2018 Annual Conference May 20-22, 2018 Asheville, NC

News

Welcome New Members!