Chesapeake and Albemarle Railroad

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CA #2158 in Chesapeake, Virginia.
Reporting mark CA
Locale Chesapeake, Virginia to Edenton, North Carolina
Dates of operation 1990
Predecessor Norfolk Southern Railroad
Length 68 miles (109 km)
Headquarters Ahoskie, North Carolina
Website GWRR.com

The Chesapeake and Albemarle Railroad( reporting mark CA) is a short-line railroad that operates 68 miles (109 km) [1] of track from Chesapeake, Virginia to Edenton, North Carolina.

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The railroad was originally part of the Norfolk Southern Railroad, which continued south, crossing the Albemarle Sound and on to Mackeys Ferry and Plymouth. The current railroad began operations in 1990, was acquired by RailAmerica in 2000, [1] and subsequently acquired by the Genesee & Wyoming.

RailAmerica company

RailAmerica, Inc., based in Jacksonville, Florida, was a holding company of a number of short-line railroads and regional railroads in the United States and Canada.

Genesee & Wyoming American short-line railroad holding company

The Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) is an American short line railroad holding company, that owns or maintains an interest in 120 railroads throughout six countries: the United States, Canada, Australia, Belgium, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. It operates more than 15,500 miles (24,900 km) of owned and leased track, with more than 3,300 miles (5,300 km) under track-access arrangements. The company had its roots in the Class III Genesee and Wyoming Railroad, which began in 1899.

C&A interchanges with both Norfolk Southern Railway, CSX Transportation, and the Norfolk and Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad.

Norfolk Southern Railway American Class I railway (1990–)

The Norfolk Southern Railway is a Class I railroad in the United States. With headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia, the company operates 21,500 route miles in 22 eastern states, the District of Columbia, and has rights in Canada over the Albany to Montréal route, and previously on CN from Buffalo to St. Thomas. NS is responsible for maintaining 26,300 miles, with the remainder being operated under trackage rights from other parties responsible for maintenance. The most common commodity hauled on the railway is coal from mines in Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The railway also offers the largest intermodal network in eastern North America.

CSX Transportation railway system in the United States of America

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The railroad's traffic comes mainly from stone and chemical products. The CA hauled around 3,300 carloads in 2008. [1]

The railroad was fined around $15,100 for a spill of diesel fuel in August 2010 after a derailment on 26 March 2010 spilled around 1,000 US gallons (3,800 l) of fuel into the Intracoastal Waterway. [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "RailAmerica's Empire". Trains Magazine. Kalmbach Publishing. June 2010.
  2. "RailAmerica short line to pay Virginia for fuel spill". Trains Magazine. 18 August 2010. Retrieved 18 August 2010.

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