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

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

Contact rdobronski@ncrr.com
North Carolina Railroad Company

Contact mgedney@gulfandohio.com
Gulf & Ohio Railways

Executive Director
Contact director@ncrailways.org


Please take a look to see how Railroad Service is affecting North Carolina
NC Railroad Statistics (2007)



Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront

9 Estell Lee Place, Wilmington, NC 28401
May 21-23, 2023

We are excited to announce that our annual Railway Association of NC Annual Conference, will be back in Wilmington, NC next year!  We will be staying on the riverfront, at the Embassy Suites, and of course we'll be golfing as well! We have a discounted night rate of $159 standard room, and $179 riverfront room until April 20th.  You can make your reservations online through this link Hotel Reservations and use group code RAN.  Rooms are limited at this price, and will sell out quickly, so please make sure to book your reservation right away! 

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: You can register for the Conference through this link. REGISTRATON FORM Early registration ends April 15th.

GOLF TOURNAMENT: We will be holding our 4 person scramble on Tuesday morning! 


Sunday: Dinner and reception held on the roof at the STEAM restaurant with a gorgeous view of the river! 6:30 pm
Monday: Meetings 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. Breakfast and lunch included.  Dinner on your own this night.
Tuesday: Golf tournament.  Shotgun start at 8:00 am. Boxed lunch included.  Award ceremony 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 $300.  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 10TH.

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: Bundrick Rail Services, CSX, Diamondback Signals, Mid East Railroad Services, MidSouth Railroad Service,

Silver: Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad, RailPros, Genessee & Wyoming Railways, Millberg Gordon Stewart, NS, RailPros, RJ Corman, Stella-Jones Corporation

Bronze: Appalachian Timber Services, Atlantic Track & Turnout, STV Inc.

Golf & Door Prizes: Atlantic Track & Turnout, MidSouth Railroad Service


Meetings Coming Up!