Chesapeake & Albemarle Railroad

G_W_logo.jpg214 N. Railroad St.
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Phone: (252) 332-2778
Contact: Leonard Long, Trainmaster
Phone: (585) 667-2051
Contact: Kyle Hansley, Assistant General Manager
Phone: (912) 293-0189

Other Contact: Su Son, General Manager
Phone: 252-301-0508

Contact: Jimmy Lacy, Trainmaster
Phone: (252)301-0564


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 part of Genesee and Wyoming.

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
Employees: 4
Carloads: 3500 car loads/year
Industries served: 16
Equipment: 2 locomotives