North Carolina and Virginia Railroad

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North Carolina and Virginia Railroad
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An NCVA EMD GP38 locomotive, painted in the colors of the Arizona and California Railroad
Reporting mark NCVA
Locale Boykins, VA to Cofield, NC
Dates of operation 1987present
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Length 49 miles (79 km)
Headquarters Ahoskie, North Carolina

The North Carolina and Virginia Railroad( reporting mark NCVA) is a short-line railroad that operates 49 miles (79 km) of track. [1]

Reporting mark alphabetic code ID used on the North American railroad network

A reporting mark is an alphabetic code of two to four letters used to identify owners or lessees of rolling stock and other equipment used on certain railroad networks.



The NCVA began operations in 1987 [1] of former Seaboard Coast Line Railroad trackage between Boykins, Virginia and Tunis in Cofield, North Carolina. The headquarters are in Ahoskie, North Carolina. The NCVA is a subsidiary of the Genesee & Wyoming and was previously owned by RailAmerica. It also operates the Virginia Southern Railroad (VSRR) and Chesapeake and Albemarle Railroad (CA).

The Seaboard Coast Line Railroad is a former Class I railroad company operating in the Southeastern United States beginning in 1967. Its passenger operations were taken over by Amtrak in 1971. Eventually, the railroad was merged with its affiliate lines to create the Seaboard System in 1983.

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Cofield, North Carolina Village in North Carolina, United States

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The railroad's traffic comes mainly from steel products, as well as grain and chemical products. The NCVA hauled around 25,500 carloads in 2008. [1]

See also

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  1. 1 2 3 "RailAmerica's Empire". Trains Magazine. Kalmbach Publishing. June 2010.