R. J. Corman Railroad Company has finalized a long-term agreement to lease and operate a short line railroad from the City of Childersburg Local Redevelopment Authority (CLRA) and from CSX Transportation (CSX) and Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NS). NS and CSX previously operated the line.
The R. J. Corman Railroad Company/Childersburg Line (RJAL) is a 13.32-mile line located in Coosa Pines, Ala., which serves a 2,400-acre industrial park. R. J. Corman will continue to interchange with both CSX and NS on this line.
“We are excited about the continued growth of our railroad company,” said Ed Quinn, R. J. Corman Railroad Group president and CEO. “Our company has experience with similar operations where we provide best-in-class service, focusing on safety, efficiency, and adding value to customers. We are looking forward to growing the relationships with current and future industries on the Childersburg Line as well as being a member of the local community.”
“We are very pleased that the line is now being operated and maintained by R. J. Corman Railroad Company,” remarked Childersburg Mayor Ken Wesson. “We are thankful for the partnership that the Class I railroads have shown, and the effort of all parties to work together to transition the operations while continuing to focus on high-quality service to the businesses that utilize the line.”