The Buckingham Branch Railroad (BB) continues to meet growing customer demand by expanding the railroad’s trans-load capability across Virginia, enabling manufacturers and distribution centers to access global markets. In June, BB completed purchase of a new trans-load site three and a half miles east of Gordonsville, Virginia on BB’s Richmond & Alleghany Division. A rail spur serves the site today with BB plans to construct additional track as trans-load business grows. The site is capable of handling different types of freight for trans-load to or from trucks.
According to Buckingham Branch President Steve Powell availability of the new site enhances the ability of BB to meet the growing need for trans-load service in Central Virginia. “With trans-load options like the new Gordonsville facility, we can offer rail freight services to or from any destination in North America, or globally through the Port of Virginia, to companies within fifty to one-hundred miles of our rail line. We can offer very competitive freight rates because the Richmond & Alleghany Division offers interchanges with Norfolk Southern at Charlottesville, VA and Waynesboro, VA and with CSXT at Doswell, VA and Clifton Forge, VA.”