311 Chatham St.
Sanford , NC 27330
Phone (919) 776-7521
Fax (919) 774-4621
Contacts: Cole Gaster, Manager of Operations
Other Contact: Billy J Tucker, General Manager
Other Contact: Jon Rudman, VP Sales and Marketing
The Atlantic & Western Railway Co. operates in Sanford, in the center of Lee County in the center of North Carolina. The company was incorporated in 1896. Since 1988 the railroad has been the property of Rail Management and Consulting – a corporation based in Panama City Beach, Florida.
Commodities carried by the railroad are sand, scrap metal, paper, lumber, concrete, oil, and food products.
Principal shippers are: Lee Iron & Metal Co. – processor of scrap metal; Noble Oil Company – processor of waste oil; Sanford Recycling – processor of scrap paper; and H.J. Baker Co. – producer of livestock feed. There are three industrial sites located along the A&W: one with 22 acres, one with 78 acres, and a third with approximately 400 acres.
The Atlantic & Western has connections with CSX and Norfolk Southern.
Miles of track: 10
Employees: 4000 Carloads: 1,000 per year
Industries served: 9
Equipment: 2 locomotives and 3,000 gondolas, box cars, and covered hoppers