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
ROBERT DOBRONSKI
Contact rdobronski@ncrr.com
North Carolina Railroad Company

Vice-President
ADAM BOYLES
Contact adam.boyles@rjcorman.com
RJ Corman Railroad

Secretary/Treasurer
CATHERINE KNUDSON
Contact cknudson@ncrr.com
North Carolina Railroad Company

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

2024 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Harrah's Cherokee Hotel & Casino Resort

77 Casino Drive, Cherokee NC 28401
May 20-21, 2024

We are excited to announce that our Railway Association of NC Annual Conference, will be in Cherokee, NC!  We will be staying at Harrah's Cherokee Hotel & Casino Resort! If you haven't been before, you're going to love it there! The area is so beautiful. Dinner will be altogether Monday evening aboard the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad! Our golf tournament (4-person scramble) will be the following morning! You don't need to golf well, but you do need to want to have fun.

We have a discounted nightly rate of $99/room in the Creek or Mountain Tower until April 19th. Your room reservatioin includes a complimentary $25 Free Play! You can make your reservations online through this link Hotel Reservations or call 828-497-7777 and use code S05RAIL.  Rooms are limited at this price, and will sell out quickly, so please make sure to book your reservation right away! 

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: Online Registration Link or use QR code below

GOLF TOURNAMENT: We will be holding our 4 person scramble on Tuesday morning at Sequoyah National Golf Course 

AGENDA: 

Monday: Meetings 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. Breakfast and lunch included.  Dinner on board the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad!
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 5TH.

We're so excited to welcome you all back to NC and look forward to strengthening our relationships with each of you!  

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Thank-you Sponsors!

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Golf & Door Prizes: 

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