Table 1-11: Freight Railroads Operating in North Carolina by Class: 2000

Table 1-11: Freight Railroads Operating in North Carolina by Class: 2000

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Railroad Miles operated in North Carolina1
Class I railroads 2,588
CSX Transportation 1,138
Norfolk Southern Corp. 1,450
Regional railroads 0
Local railroads 545
Aberdeen and Rockfish Railroad 46
Aberdeen, Carolina and Western Railway Co. 140
Alexander Railroad 19
Atlantic and Western Railway 10
Beaufort and Morehead Railway 2
Caldwell County Railroad Co. 22
Carolina Coastal Railway, Inc. 17
Carolina Southern Railroad, Co. 37
Chesapeake and Albemarle Railroad Co. 44
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Inc. 53
Laurinburg and Southern Railroad 35
Nash County Railroad Corp. 20
Thermal Belt Railway 7
Yadkin Valley Railroad Co. 93
Switching and terminal railroads 227
Cape Fear Railways 21
Carolina Rail Service, Inc. 3
Clinton Terminal Railroad Co. 4
High Point, Thomasville, and Denton Railroad 34
North Carolina and Virginia Railroad Co. 48
Virginia Southern Railroad 20
Wilmington Terminal Railroad, L.P. 7
Winston-Salem Southbound Railway 90

1 Miles operated is in terms of railroad so that a mile of single track is counted the same as a mile of double track. Sidings, turnouts, yard switching mileage, and mileage not operated are excluded. Miles operated under trackage rights provided by another (owning) railroad are included.

NOTE: For definition of railroad types see previous table.

SOURCE: Association of American Railroads, Railroads and States - 2000, Washington, DC: 2002, available at as of Mar. 19, 2002.