About Us

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Our History

Founded in 1988, the Buckingham Branch Railroad (BB) is a family-owned, short line railroad in Virginia that delivers and receives freight cars from CSXT, Norfolk Southern, and the Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad.

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Our Mission

The movement of goods and commodities over rail is the heart and soul of the Buckingham Branch Railroad. Superior customer service, flexible scheduling and competitive rates combine to get freight delivered on time and on budget for our customers.

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Superior customer service is only possible because the Buckingham Branch makes safety our highest priority.  Our comprehensive safety program ensures the safety of our employees, our customers, and the communities we serve, as well as the careful handling of our customers’ freight.  Click below to learn about BB’s recent national safety award.

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The Buckingham Branch is pleased to update our customers, Class 1 Railroad interchange partners, local communities we serve, rail fans, and potential new customers regularly on BB news.  Click below to see the latest.

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Our Logo

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The Buckingham Branch logo embodies the spirit of railroading on the Buckingham Branch.  It was designed to have the emblematic feel of traditional railroad logos with meaningful symbolic content, to represent what we do as a railroad, and to reflect the most important part of the Buckingham Branch, our people.

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Our Leadership Team

The Buckingham Branch Railroad leadership team is charged with overseeing all aspects of the BB business operations.  The corporate functions are based in Dillwyn, VA.  The BB leadership team has collectively nearly 200 years experience in the railroad business.

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We invite you to consider a career with our company. Our story has been one of success since our acquisition of the first 17 miles of track in Central Virginia more than 25 years ago. Stability, security and steady performance have been our hallmarks over the years.

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BB Departments

The Buckingham Branch is organized by departments covering the many functions required of a successful railroad.  Click the link below to learn more about our departments:  administration, human resources, information technology, rail traffic control, transportation, locomotive maintenance, signalization, track and structures, and mechanical.

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BB System Map

The Buckingham Branch Railroad is composed of three divisions:  the Buckingham, the Richmond & Alleghany, and the Virginia Southern.  Collectively, the three divisions total 275 miles of track and and span Virginia from east to west, as well as  serving central Virginia and south central Virginia to the North Carolina state line.

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BB Freight Rates

Railroad freight rates are a complicated part of our business. The BB is a handling line railroad, which means that most often, our freight rates are submitted to either CSX or Norfolk Southern, the Class 1 Railroads with whom we interchange the freight, and the BB rate becomes part of the overall rate submitted by the Class 1 Railroad to the customer. Some rates for standard commodities are fixed by the BB and published as part of our Public Tariffs.

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