214 N. Railroad St.
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Phone (252) 332-2778
Fax (252) 332-3325
Contact: David Pope, General Manager
Other Contact: Roy Budgell, AVP Sales & Marketing
The Chesapeake & Albemarle Railroad operates from Edenton through Elizabeth City to Norfolk, Virginia – serving businesses in the Northeastern North Carolina counties of Currituck, Camden, Pasquotank, Perquimans, and Chowan.
The company began operations in 1990 after leasing the line from Norfolk Southern under the “Thoroughbred Shortline Program.”
The Chesapeake & Albemarle is a member of the RailAmerica Inc. family of railroads headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. (The North Carolina & Virginia Railroad is also a RailAmerica property.)
Commodities carried by the railroad are aggregate stone, lumber,chemicals, fertilizer, and utility transformers.
Principal shippers are: Vulcan Materials of Elizabeth City – processor of aggregate stone; Universal Forest Products of Elizabeth City – distributor of forest products; and FP Wood Grain Co. of Camden – distributor of agricultural commodities. The C&A connects with CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern at Norfolk, Virginia.
Miles of track: 73
Carloads: 3500 car loads/year
Industries served: 16
Equipment: 2 locomotives