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
ADAM BOYLES
Contact Adam.Boyles@RJCorman.com
RJ Corman Railroad

Vice-President
ED THUM
Contact superintendent@acwr.com
Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway Co.

Secretary/Treasurer
MATT GEDNEY
Contact mgedney@gulfandohio.com
Gulf & Ohio Railways

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

2021 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Omni Grove Park Inn
Asheville, NC
May 16-18, 2021

We are excited to announce that our upcoming Railway Association of NC Annual Conference, will back in Asheville, NC this year!  We are staying at the beautiful Omni Grove Park Inn, where we stayed a few years ago.  Our event will begin on Sunday, May 16 with a reception held at White Lab Kitchen & Tap, sponsored by Great Smoky Mountain Railroad and Allen Stahl & Kilbourne Firm.  This will be followed by Dinner at the hotel. Our speakers will present their messages on Monday the 17th, and we'll enjoy a golf tournament held at their resort on Tuesday early morning. Early registration ends 4/15.

AGENDA: See Michelle for a copy of the agenda.

HOTEL REGISTRATION: We have a discounted nightly rate of $269 until April 15th.  You can make your reservations by calling their Central Reservations Office at 800-438-5800 to make reservations.  Guests may also access room reservations via online booking using the following weblink:https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/asheville-grove-park/meetings/railway-association-of-nc-annual-conference-05152021

Rooms are limited at this price, and are selling out quickly, so please make sure to book your reservation right away!

GOLF TOURNAMENT: We will be holding our 4 person scramble at the Omni's golf course on Tuesday morning!  It's a beautiful course that should be a lot of fun!  Boxed lunches will be provided and an award ceremony will follow 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 $150.  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 16th.  SPONSOR LEVELS FORM

EXHIBITORS: The top 2 sponsorship levels, also include a free exhibitor table, of a skirted 6' table, and power.

Asheville does have an airport, but Charlotte (CLT) is also a couple hours away.  We're so excited to welcome you all back to NC and have missed seeing you during the COVID era!  We look forward to strengthening our relationships with each of you!  Thanks to each of you for supporting our industry and the future of rail here in NC!

PLATINUM SPONSORS

Appalachian Timber Services

DiamondBack Signal

MidEast Railroad Service

MidSouth Railroad Services

GOLD SPONSORS

Alliance Consulting Engineers

Civil Works Contracting

Cranemasters

Encore

Hepaco

Herzog

Naturchem

SILVER SPONSORS

Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad

Atlantic Track & Turnout

Benesch

CDL Electric

Genes & Wyoming Railroad Service

Gulf & Ohio Railways

Koppers

McRail, Borden Perlman Salisbury Kelly

Millberg Gordon Stewart PLLC

National Salvage & Service Corp.

RAMS,Inc.

RJ Corman

Stella-Jones Corp.

BRONZE SPONSORS

Acme Wood Preserving

Colliers Engineering & Design

CR Construction Co.

STV Inc.

The Railroad Group

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