275 Miles

Your rail connection to North America and the world

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27 years


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Class I Railroad Connections

The Buckingham Branch has 6 interchanges with Class I Railroads. Three interchanges each with CSX and Norfolk Southern give our customers freight connections to anywhere in North America and to the Port of Virginia. With connection alternatives to both CSX and Norfolk Southern our customers also are assured of the most competitive freight rates and the best freight schedules.
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Miles of Track

With three divisions and 275 miles of track the Buckingham Branch is the largest short line railroad in Virginia. The Buckingham Division consists of 17 miles between Bremo, VA and Dillwyn, VA. The Richmond & Alleghany Division consists of 199 miles between Richmond, VA and Clifton Forge, VA. The Virginia Southern Division encompasses 59 miles between Burkeville, VA and Clarksville, VA.
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Day-a-Week Operations

The Buckingham Branch operates seven days a week, with regularly scheduled trains Monday through Friday and special trains as needed by our customers on Saturday and Sunday. Our Rail Traffic Control Center, which dispatches trains for the Buckingham Branch and for CSX and Amtrak trains on the Richmond & Alleghany Division, operates 24 hours a day, seven days per week.


Transload Locations

We offer 11 locations for transload freight service, combining long haul rail service and transfer to or from truck for pick up or delivery at your door. Transloading now makes rail freight service available to manufacturers and distribution centers across much of Virginia. You no longer have to be located on our rail line to enjoy the benefits of lower rail shipping costs.
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Available Sites & Buildings

If direct rail service to your facility is important to your business, we have 34 available buildings or land sites from which to choose. Sites range in size from 6 acres to 110+ acres. Click the link here to go to our Site Location page and let Bill Hamilton, our Director of Business Development, assist you in finding the site or building that works for your business.
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Priority - Safety

Our number 1 priority is safety. We are very proud that the Buckingham Branch finished calendar year 2014 with no Federal Railroad Administration reportable injuries. This outstanding accomplishment was recognized by the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association. ASLRRA named the Buckingham Branch the short line railroad in America with the "Most Improved Safety Record" out of more than 400 short line railroads. We have maintained our outstanding safety record through 2015 as well.

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