Winston-Salem Southbound Railway

4550 Overdale Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27107
Phone (419) 376-4765 
Fax (336) 788-9085
Contact: Gene Payne, Director of Operations 

Other Contact: Nelson Goode, Operations Manager


The Winston-Salem Southbound Railway Co. operates from Winston-Salem through Lexington and Albemarle to Wadesboro, serving industries in the central Piedmont counties of Forsyth, Davidson, Stanly, and Anson.


Incorporated in 1905, the company began service in 1910. While the company is independently operated, all of its stock is owned jointly by CSX and Norfolk Southern.

Commodities carried by the railroad are grain, sand, gravel, stone, forest products, paper products, coal, coke, cement, clay fertilizer, aluminum, chemicals, iron, and steel.

Principal shippers are: Corn Products Co. of Winston-Salem - manufacturer of corn syrup and related products; and Owens Brockway Glass Co. of Eller - manufacturer of glass products.

The Winston-Salem Southbound connects with four railroads: Norfolk Southern; CSX; High Point, Thomasville & Denton; and Aberdeen, Carolina & Western.

Miles of track: 87
Employees: 29
Carloads: 21,000 per year-2,100,000 tons
Industries served: 35
Equipment: CSX & NS leased locomotives