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With its 280 miles of track in four divisions, the Buckingham Branch Railroad is the largest short line railroad in Virginia.  Due to the geographic diversity of these divisions in central Virginia, southern Virginia, and spanning Virginia east to west, the Buckingham Branch can serve much of the Commonwealth of Virginia through direct rail service and truck transload freight services.



From 1989 through 2004, the Buckigham Division was the total railroad operation for the Buckingham Branch.  The Buckingham Division covers 17 miles between Bremo, VA in Fluvanna County on the James River and Dillwyn, VA in Buckingham County. The Buckingham track is owned by the Bryant family.  It is also the base for BB’s seasonal passenger excursion trains.

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Richmond & Alleghany

The Richmond & Alleghany Division stretches 199 miles across Virginia between Richmond, VA in the east and Clifton Forge, VA in the west.  This line is leased from CSXT and was added to the BB operation in 2004.

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Virginia Southern

The Virginia Southern Division spans 59 miles between Burkeville, VA in central Virginia and Clarksville, VA near the North Carolina state line.  This track is leased from Norfolk Southern and was added to the BB operation in 2009.

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The Norfolk Division runs 5 miles between Norfolk, VA and Virginia Beach, VA.  Part of the line is leased from Norfolk Southern and part is leased from Canonie Atlantic.  Buckingham Branch started operating this line in 2018.

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