Carolina Lines: Added to Corman's growing list of operations it officially opened for business during the last week of March, 2016. The new system utilizes 90 miles of what was the Carolina Southern Railroad, a short line that had operated the former Atlantic Coast Line properties between 1995 and 2011 after acquiring the trackage from CSX Transportation. Its route stretches from Mullins, South Carolina to roughly Chadbourn, North Carolina with a long branch from that point make its way to the popular resort of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Memphis Line: This branch began operations in August, 1987 and runs from a connection with CSX, just south of Bowling Green to Cumberland City, Tennessee with a spur to Lewisburg. Overall the line is about 100 miles in length.
Pennsylvania Lines: Currently RJ Corman's largest operation,
this branch was purchased in 1995 and is more than 200 miles in length
connecting Clearfield, Mahaffey, and Cresson. It has two interchange
points with NS to the north and south.
Tennessee Terminal: This terminal railroad was purchased by RJ Corman
in January, 2006 and operates just east of Memphis, sliding into
extreme northern Mississippi. It operates about 47 miles of track and
has a connection to BNSF Railway.
West Virginia Line: Purchased in July 2005 from a defunct
C&O branch near Thurmond this line operates 16 miles of track to
Pax serving a nearby coal mine. It currently has two interchanges, one with NS and another with CSX.
Western Ohio Lines: Here RJ Corman operates two
unconnected sections of track southwest of Lima. The first line, which
is 55 miles in length and connects to CSX at Lima began operations in
1993 while the second branch was purchased in 1996 and operates from a
connection at Ansonia to Greenville..
RJ Corman Railroad Group Locomotive Roster
|EMD||GP9||209, 9001-9010||Ex-B&O, Ex-C&O||11|
|EMD||GP16||1601-1608, 1713, 1731, 1737-1739, 1804-1807, 1824-1832, 1856, 1858-1859||Unknown||29|
|EMD||GP38||2754, 2761, 2781, 2792||Ex-Southern||4|
|EMD||SD40-2||3438, 3478, 3576, 3944||Ex-MP, Ex-UP||4|
|EMD||SD40T-2||5353, 5361, 5372, 5409, 8307, 8336, 8569, 8718, 8861||Ex-SP, Ex-D&RGW||9|
|EMD||GP38||7681, 7697, 7709-7710, 7908, 7918||Ex-PC||6|
#2008 - Class QJ 2-10-2: A Chinese-built steam locomotive that was purchased by RJ Corman in 2007. It is fully operational and is used by the railroad for special occasions.
What’s more, we, the general public can get an up close and personal
view of RJ Corman ourselves! The railroad also operates the very
successful My Old Kentucky Dinner Train excursion train
based out of Bardstown, Kentucky. Led by former Southern Railway FP7s
the train is adorned in a beautiful variation of the railroad’s red,
white and silver livery with a matching consist of dining cars. It also launched the new Lexington Dinner Train during the summer of 2013. Aside from the services already mentioned above RJ Corman also provides rail construction work,
transload facilities, railcar leasing, distribution, and through its
RailPower subsidiary even builds brand new, "green" locomotives. Finally, the company has announced it will also be entering the railroad signaling field. For more job and career information about RJ Corman please click here to visit their official website,
which covers not only their short line operations but also their other
available rail services.
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