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RAILROADS ACROSS

TENNESSEE
The directory includes Class I and short line railroads that
provide service in Tennessee. As noted in this directory, some
of the lines are owned by public agencies and served by
private companies under contract with the public agencies.
Others are owned and operated by private companies. The
directory also includes various other State and Federal
railroad associates of Tennessee for your convenience.

State of Tennessee Railroad Directory


Prepared by the
Office of Railroad Safety
Division of Multimodal Resources
michael.west
Tennessee Department of TransportationTDOT
1/1/2016
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RAILROAD TABLE OF CONTENTS
Tennessee Railroads

Class I railroads PAGE


CSX (CSX Transportation) 6
NS (Norfolk Southern) 7
KCS (Kansas City Southern) 6
BNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe) 6
CN (Canadian National/Illinois Cent) 6
UP (Union Pacific) 7

SHORT LINE RAILROADS PAGE


CFWR (CANEY FORK & WESTERN RAILROAD) 9
CCKY (CHATTOOGA AND CHICKAMAUGA RAILWAY CO) 11
ECTB (EAST CHATTANOOGA BELT RAILWAY) 15
ETRY (EAST TENNESSEE RAILWAY, LP) 17
HRC (HERITAGE RAILROAD CORPORATION) 19
HRR (HIWASSEE RIVER RAILROAD) 21
KXRR (KNOXVILLE AND HOLSTON RIVER RAILROAD) 23
KWT (KENTUCKY WEST TENNESSEE RAILROAD) 25
LNA (LHOIST NORTH AMERICA) 27
MSCI (MISSISSIPPI CENTRAL RAILROAD) 29
MTNR (MISSISSIPPI TENNESSEE RAILROAD) 31
NERR (NASHVILE AND EASTERN RAILROAD) 33
NWRR (NASHVILLE AND WESTERN RAILROAD) 35
RJC (R.J. CORMAN RAILROAD COMPANY) 13
SVQR (SEQUATCHIE VALLEY RAILROAD) 39
SCTR (SOUTH CENTRAL TENNESSEE RAILROAD 41
TSRR (TENNESSEE SOUTHERN RAILROAD) 43
TVRM (TENNESSEE VALLEY RAILROAD MUSEUM) 45
TKEN (TENNESSEE KENTUCKY RAILROAD) 47
WHOE (WALKING HORSE AND EASTERN RAILROAD) 49
WTNN (WEST TENNESSEE RAILROAD) 53

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TENNESSEE RAILROADS
Like most motorists, you want your trips to go as quickly and smoothly as possible. Things like
having to wait at a railroad crossing while the train crosses, or having to slow for a rough railroad
crossing may seem like an inconvenience. But, when you look at the overall picture, you will find
there are many things that affect your trips: heavy traffic, including large trucks, on the interstates;
congestion on urban freeways; a lot of pedestrian traffic at crosswalks; a bus stopped on the street
while passengers are boarding or exiting; slow-moving farm equipment or bicyclists on a rural road;
or any number of other disruptions. The reality is that Tennessees transportation system is
extremely complex. Tennessee has many diverse transportation users and all types of vehicles
traveling at differing speeds over the same or intersecting routes.

How many highway/railroad crossing incidents occur in Tennessee each year?

In 2015 there were 47 accidents in Tennessee. Fortunately, safety at rail crossings is improving.
During the last 30 years, the number of accidents has fallen dramatically despite increased highway
and railroad traffic.

How can I identify a railroad crossing?

Each railroad crossing should have an identification tag with the name of the railroad company and
a unique identifying AAR-DOT number. The embossed metal tag, similar in appearance to a license
plate, is 4 inches by 9 inches, and is generally located on the post supporting the signal or the
cross-buck sign. If you cannot find the identification number, then the street name and general
location may be sufficient for identification.

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How can I report a railroad / highway signal that is not working?

At many crossings, a toll-free number is listed on the signal house or cross-buck near the crossing,
along with the rail crossing identification number. Contact the railroad at the listed number and
provide the crossing identification number or crossing location and the nature of the problem. If you
are unable to identify the railroad to contact, notify your local law enforcement agency or this office
of the problem.

How long can a train block a rail/highway crossing?

The State of Tennessee currently has no laws or regulations that govern how long a train may block
a crossing. Possible reasons for a crossing being blocked may be:

when necessary to comply with signals affecting the safety of the movement of the trains;
when necessary to avoid striking an object or person on the track;
when the train is disabled; or
when necessary to comply with governmental safety regulations, including but not limited to
speed ordinances and speed regulations.

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CLASS I RAILROADS

LOCAL HEADQUARTERS

(BNSF) Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway
4280 East Shelby Drive 2650 Lou Menk Drive
Memphis, TN 38118 Ft Worth, TX 76131
Telephone: (901) 433-7460 Telephone: (817) 352-6050
Fax: (901) 433-7476 Fax: (817) 352-7925
Contact: Scott Jenkins Contact: Joe Faust
Email: scott.jenkins@bnsf.com Email: joseph.faust@bnsf.com

(CN) Canadian National / Illinois Central Railroad (CN) Canadian National


2921 Hornlake Road 935 de La Gauchetiere Street West
Memphis, TN 38109 Montreal, Quebec
Telephone: (901) 789-6333 Telephone: (312) 755-7500
Fax: (901) 786-5604 Fax: (312) 755-7839
Contact: Contact:
Email: Email:

(CSX) CSX Transportation (CSX) CSX Transportation

624 Grassmere Park Rd. 500 Water Street


Suite 14 Jacksonville, FL 32202
Nashville, TN 37211
Telephone: (615) 835-6001 Telephone: (904) 359-3100
Fax: (904) 306-5138 Fax: (904) 359-1900
Contact: Angie Averitte, Division Superintendent Contact : Jim Cain, Public Affairs
Email: angie_averiette@csx.com Email: www.csx.com

(KCS) Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS) Kansas City Southern Railway

4601 Blanchard Highway PO Box 219335427


Shreveport, LA 71107 West 12th Street
Telephone: (318) 767-6403 Kansas City, MO 64121
Fax: Telephone: (816) 983-1303
Contact: Travis Ross, Div Engineer
Email: tross@kcsouthern.com

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CLASS I RAILROADS
(NS) Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS) Norfolk Southern Corporation

PO Box 14820 Three commercial Place


7208 Old Rutledge Pike Norfolk, VA 23510
Knoxville, TN 37914
Telephone: (865) 521-1435 Telephone: (757) 629-2600
Fax: (865) 521-1500
Contact: Don Sutherland, Div Engineer Contact: Bill Hughes, Manager
Email: Email: wrhughes@nscorp.com

(UP) Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) Union Pacific Railroad Company

1021 Melrose Street 1416 Dodge Street


Memphis, TN 38114 Omaha, NE 68179
Telephone: (870) 208-4381 Telephone: (402) 271-4945
Fax: (402) 341-8072
Contact: Larry Lewis Contact:
Email: Email:

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SHORTLINE RAILROADS

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CANEY FORK AND WESTERN RAILROAD
(CFWR)
LOCAL OFFICE: Caney Fork and Western Railroad
PO Box 451
132 Bridge Street
McMinnville, TN 37110
Telephone: (931) 473-4910
Fax: (931) 473-7717

Primary Contact: Ryan Brown, General Manager


Email: ryan@caneyforkwestern.com

RAILROAD AUTHORITY: Tri-County Railroad Authority


White County Courthouse
Room 205
Sparta, TN. 38583
Telephone: (931) 836-3203
Fax: (931) 836-3204

Primary Contact: Jody Baltz, Chairman


Email:

PRINCIPLE CONNECTION: CSX Transportation

AREA SERVED: This line runs from Tullahoma to Sparta, a distance of 59.1 miles. It is located
in Coffee, Warren, and White counties of Tennessee.

PRINCIPLE SHIPPERS: Bridgestone, Firestone, Koppers Industries, Magnetek, Spargas, Summitville


Grain, and United Cities Gas

FREIGHT: Lumber, Steel, fertilizer, grain, propane, and carbon

TOTAL INDUSTRIES SERVED: 21

HISTORY: The Tri-County Authority purchased this line from CSX in 1983.

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CHATTOOGA AND CHICKAMAUGA
RAILWAY (CCKY)
LOCAL OFFICE: Chattooga and Chickamauga Railway
413 West Villanow Street
Lafayette, GA 30728
Telephone: (706) 638-9552
Fax: (706) 638-9553

Primary Contact: Donnie Owens, Ops Manager


Email: dowens@gwrr.com

HEADQUARTERS: Genesee & Wyoming Inc.


13901 Sutton Park Drive S.
Suite 175
Jacksonville, FL. 32224
Telephone: (904) 900-6293
Fax: (904) 223-4676

Primary Contact: Michael Murphy, Director of Safety


Email: mmurphey@gwrr.com

PRINCIPLE CONNECTION: Norfolk Southern

AREA SERVED: This line runs from Chattanooga TN to Lyerly, GA and from Chattanooga, TN
to Hedges, GA, a total distance of 68 miles.

PRINCIPLE SHIPPERS: Principle Dow/Reichold Chemical Company

FREIGHT: Chemicals, Plastics, agricultural products, and scrap iron

TOTAL INDUSTRIES SERVED: 6

HISTORY: This line was acquired by Genesee & Wyoming in 2008.

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R.J. CORMAN RAILROAD CO. (RJCR)
LOCAL OFFICE: R.J. Corman Railroad Group
PO Box 337
Guthrie, KY 40340
Telephone: (270) 483-9000
Fax: (270) 483-9009

Primary Contact: Keith Hyatt, Div Manager


Email: kwhyatt@rjcorman.com

RAILROAD AUTHORITY Montgomery County Rail Service Authority


Montgomery County Courthouse
P.O. Box 368
Clarksville, TN 37041
Telephone: (931) 648-5787
Fax: (931) 553-5177

Primary Contact: Jim Durrett, Chairman


Email:

PRINCIPLE CONNECTION: Norfolk Southern

AREA SERVED: This line runs from Chattanooga TN to Lyerly GA and from Chattanooga, TN
to Hedges, GA, a total distance of 68 miles.

PRINCIPLE SHIPPERS: Principle Dow/Reichold Chemical Company

FREIGHT: Chemicals, Plastics, agricultural products, and scrap iron

TOTAL INDUSTRIES SERVED: 6

HISTORY: This line was acquired by Genesee & Wyoming in 2008.

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EAST CHATTANOOGA BELT
RAILWAY (ECBR)
LOCAL OFFICE East Chattanooga Belt Railway
c/o TVRM
4119 Cromwell Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Telephone: (423) 894-8028
Fax: (423) 894-8029

Primary Contact: Tim Andrews, Director


Email: tandrews@mail.hamiltontn.gov

RAILROAD AUTHORITY Hamilton County Railroad Authority


123 East Seventh Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Telephone: (931) 381-3690. Ext. 1
Fax: (931) 380-2168

Primary Contact: Tim Andrews, Director


Email: tandrews@mail.hamiltontn.gov

PRINCIPLE CONNECTION: Norfolk Southern

AREA SERVED: The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum primarily uses the at-grade route of
the East Tennessee line as a moving museum.

PRINCIPLE SHIPPERS: Chattanooga Fiberboard, Lucy Boiler and Tank Company, PQ Industries,
TVRM.

FREIGHT: Scrap and roll paper, fabricated metal parts, chemicals


and passenger cars (Tyner Terminal).

TOTAL INDUSTRIES SERVED: 6

HISTORY: This line is leased from Norfolk Southern. It began service in April 2001.

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EAST TENNESSEE RAILWAY, L.P. (ETRW)
LOCAL OFFICE: East Tennessee Railway, L.P.
132 Legion Street
Johnson City, TN 37605
Telephone: (423) 928-3721
Fax: (423) 928-8854

Primary Contact: Keith Holley, General Manager


Email: etrail214@earthlink.net

HEADQUARTERS: Genesee & Wyoming Inc.


13901 Sutton Park Drive S.
Suite 175
Jacksonville, FL. 32224
Telephone: (877) 220-9535
Fax: (904) 223-4676

Primary Contact: Bill Jasper, President


Email: bjasper@gwrr.com

PRINCIPLE CONNECTION: CSX-T

AREA SERVED: The East Tennessee Railway (ETRY) is a 5-mile short line freight railroad that
interchanges with CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern.

PRINCIPLE SHIPPERS: Safety/Kleen, Elizabethton Herb & Metal Company, Builders First Source, CL
Cloven Lumber, Regional Enterprises, Heritage Propane, Warehouse Central,
and Johnson City Chemical.

FREIGHT: Chemicals, food and feed products, forest products, steel, and scrap.

TOTAL INDUSTRIES SERVED: 8

HISTORY: This line was acquired by Genesee & Wyoming in 2005.

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HERITAGE RAILROAD (HRC)
LOCAL OFFICE: Heritage Railroad
1560 Bear Creek Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Telephone: (865) 481-0222
Fax: (865) 482-7206

Primary Contact: Maike Lahr, VP Logistics


Email: lmlahr@energysolutions.com

HEADQUARTERS: Energy Solutions Inc.


299 South Main Street
Suite 1700
Salt Lake City, UT
Telephone: (801) 649-2000
Fax: (801) 321-0453

Primary Contact:
Email:

PRINCIPLE CONNECTION: CSX-T

AREA SERVED: Located 5 miles east of I-40 exit 352, Gallaher Road on Highway 58

PRINCIPLE SHIPPERS: British Nuclear Fuels Limited, GTS Duratek, Hittman Transport, MHF
Logistics and Cavanaugh Services Group.

FREIGHT: HAZMAT, heavy machinery, re-built railcars

TOTAL INDUSTRIES SERVED: 5

HISTORY: The Heritage Railroad Corporation (HRC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of


Energy Solutions. Energy Solutions acquired HRC from the Community
Reuse Organization of East Tennessee (CROET) in 2009 who previously
managed and upgraded the 11.5 railway system and facilities serving the
Heritage Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee (the area within and immediately
surrounding the former Department of Energy K-25/ETTP Site).

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HIWASSEE RIVER RAILROAD (HRA)
LOCAL OFFICE Hiwassee River Railroad
c/o TVRM
4119 Cromwell Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Telephone: (423) 894-8028
Fax: (423) 894-8029

Primary Contact: Tim Andrews, Director


Email: tandrews@mail.hamiltontn.gov

RAILROAD AUTHORITY Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum


4119 Cromwell Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Telephone: (423) 894-8028
Fax: (423) 894-8029

Primary Contact: Tim Andrews, Director


Email: tandrews@mail.hamiltontn.gov

PRINCIPLE CONNECTION: CSX

AREA SERVED: Copperhill

PRINCIPLE SHIPPERS: Tennessee Minerals, LLC

FREIGHT: Iron Ore Concentrate (suspended)

TOTAL INDUSTRIES SERVED: 1

HISTORY: This is a contract carrier on the abandoned CSX line between Wetmore and
Copperhill, TN. The line is owned by the Tennessee Overhill Heritage
Association. It began operation in May, 2005.

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LHOIST NORTH AMERICA (LNA)

LOCAL OFFICE: Lhoist North America


10583 Highway 70 East
Crab Orchard, TN 37223
Telephone: 931-484-5897
Fax: 931-456-7696

Primary Contact: Phil Curtin, Plant Manager


Email:

HEADQUARTERS : Lhoist North America


P.O. Box 985004
Fort Worth, TX 76185

Telephone: (817) 732 8164


Fax: (817) 732-8564

Primary Contact:
Email: www.lhoist.us

PRINCIPLE CONNECTION: Norfolk Southern

AREA SERVED: This line runs from Crab Orchard, TN to Harriman Junction in Rockwood,
TN, a total distance of 15.8 miles. It is located in Cumberland and Roane
Counties.

PRINCIPLE SHIPPERS: Lhoist North America

FREIGHT: Chemical Grade Limestone

TOTAL INDUSTRIES SERVED: 1

HISTORY: This line was formally known as Franklin Industries.

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KNOXVILLE & HOLSTON RIVER RAILROAD
(KXHR)
LOCAL OFFICE: Knoxville and Holston River Railroad
301 West Quincey, Bldg. 28
Knoxville, TN. 37917
Telephone: (865) 525-9400 ext. 36
Fax: (865) 546-3717

Primary Contact: Scott Ogle, General Manager


Email: mso@giulfandohio.com

RAILROAD AUTHORITY: Knox County Railroad Authority


Knox County Executive Office
City County building, Suite 615
400 Main Street
Knoxville, TN. 37902

Telephone: (865) 215-2005


Fax: (865) 215-2002

Primary Contact: Tony Norman, Chairman


Email: bjasper@gwrr.com

PRINCIPLE CONNECTION: Norfolk Southern

AREA SERVED: This line runs through Knox County, a total of 18 miles.

PRINCIPLE SHIPPERS: America Steel, General Shale, and Holston Gas

FREIGHT: Scrap iron, steel, brick, ethanol, plastics, and passengers.

TOTAL INDUSTRIES SERVED: 16

HISTORY: Established in 1998, the Knoxville & Holston River Railroad (KXHR)
operates on approximately 20 miles of track in the Knoxville, TN area.
Additionally, the KXHR also operates the Three Rivers Rambler passenger
train.

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KENTUCKY WEST TENNESSEE RAILWAY,
LLC. (KWT)
LOCAL OFFICE: KWT Railway
301 West Quincey, Bldg. 28
Knoxville, TN. 37917
Telephone: (865) 521-9324
Fax: (865) 522-9437

Primary Contact: Patrick McDurmon, Ops Manager


Email: patrick.McDurmon@gwrr.com

HEADQUARTERS: Genesee & Wyoming Inc.


13901 Sutton Park Drive S.
Suite 175
Jacksonville, FL. 32224
Telephone: (877) 220-9535
Fax: (904) 223-4676

Primary Contact: Bill Jasper, President


Email: bjasper@gwrr.com

RAILROAD AUTHORITY: Carroll-Henry County Rail Authority


Henry County Courthouse
P.O. Box 7
Paris, TN 38242
Telephone: (731) 642-5212
Fax: (731) 642-6531

Primary Contact: Brent Greer, Chairman


Email: bgreer@charterinternet.com

PRINCIPLE CONNECTION: CSX (Bruceton, TN)

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KENTUCKY WEST TENNESSEE RAILWAY, LLC. (KWT) Cont.

AREA SERVED: Line 1 (Paris Branch) runs 45 miles from Murray, KY to Bruceton, TN with a
15 mile lead to Henry, TN. This line is located in Henry and Carroll Counties
of Tennessee. Approximately 51.5 miles of the line are in Tennessee. Line 2
(Dresden Branch) is 13 miles. It runs from McKenzie, TN to Dresden, TN.

PRINCIPLE SHIPPERS: Line 1 (Paris Branch) Ken Lake Foods, McCartney Products, Murray Lumber,
Franklin Mineral Industries Spinks Clay, Vanderbilt Chemical, Tank Lining
and Webasto July 2005. Line 2 (Dresden Branch) serves: Carroll County
Lumber, Southern Star Lumber, Georgia Pacific, Spinks Clay, KT Clay, Old
Hickory Clay, Unimin, and Boral Brick

FREIGHT: Line 1 (Paris Branch) Clay, chemicals, sugar, agricultural products, potatoes,
apples, automobile parts and building materials. Line 2 (Dresden Branch)
Shingles, lumber, logs, clay and brick.

TOTAL INDUSTRIES SERVED: 15

HISTORY: This line is owned by Genesee & Wyoming Corporation. It was purchased
from Rail Management June 1, 2005. Rail Management purchased from CSX
in 1987.

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MISSISSIPPI CENTRAL RAILROAD CO.
(MCRR)
LOCAL OFFICE: Mississippi Central Railroad Co.
542 East Van Dorn Avenue
Holly Springs, MS 38635
Telephone: (662) 252-1263
Fax: (662) 252-1264

Primary Contact: Tom Black, V.P. of Safety


Email: tblack@pioneer-railcorp.com

RAILROAD AUTHORITY: Pioneer Railcorp


542 East Van Dorn Avenue
Holly Springs, MS 38635
Telephone: (662) 252-1263
Fax: (662) 252-1264

Primary Contact: Tom Black, V.P. of Safety


Email: tblack@pioneer-railcorp.com

PRINCIPLE CONNECTION: Norfolk Southern

AREA SERVED: This line runs from Oxford, MS to Grand Junction, TN, a total distance of 62
miles. Approximately 5 miles of the line are located in Fayette and Hardeman
Counties of Tennessee.

HISTORY: This line was purchase by the MS Central Railroad Company from the ICG
Railroad in 1982.

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MISSISSIPPI TENNESSEE RAILROAD
(MTNR)
LOCAL OFFICE: Mississippi Tennessee Railroad
P.O. Box 99
OFallon, IL 62269

Telephone: (618) 632-4400


Fax: (618) 632-4562

Primary Contact: Jeff Baskett, Executive Vice President


Email: jeffb@ironhourseresources.com

HEADQUARTERS : Ironhorse Resources


P.O. Box 99
OFallon, IL 62269

Telephone: (618) 632-4400


Fax: (618) 632-4562

Primary Contact: Jeff Baskett, Executive Vice President


Email: jeffb@ironhourseresources.com

PRINCIPLE CONNECTION: Norfolk Southern

AREA SERVED: The railroad is currently leased by the NS for storage. MTNR will rapidly
resume local switching services as needed.

HISTORY: Mississippi Tennessee Railroad, LLC (MTNR) interchanges with the Norfolk
Southern at Middleton, TN and extends 1.25 miles south to an industrial
complex. The Kansas City Southern Railway has haulage rights to Middleton,
TN as well. The railroad is currently leased by the NS for storage. MTNR
will rapidly resume local switching services as needed.

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NASHVILLE AND EASTERN RAILROAD
(NERR)
LOCAL OFFICE: Nashville and Eastern Railroad Corporation
514 Knoxville Ave.
Lebanon, TN 37087
Telephone: (615) 444-1434
Fax: (615) 444-4682

Primary Contact: Craig Wade, General Manager


Email: jcwade@nerr.com

RAILROAD AUTHORITY: Nashville and Eastern Railroad Authority


326 North Cumberland
Lebanon TN, 37087
Telephone: (615) 444-0585
Fax: (615) 444-8239

Primary Contact: Mike Jennings, Chairman


Email: railauth2@bellsouth.net

PRINCIPLE CONNECTION: CSX

AREA SERVED: The NERR is a junction settlement carrier and connects with its Class I
interchange partner, CSX, at Nashville Southern Junction with an interchange
at Vine Hill. The line consists of a 110 mile main line and four branch lines,
the Vine Hill branch, Old Hickory branch, the Carthage Branch, and the
Crawford Branch.

HISTORY: Nashville and Eastern Railroad to resurrect short-line freight rail operations
over 110 miles of neglected, soon-to-be abandoned track in middle Tennessee.
Since its initial start-up the NERR has worked collaboratively with the
Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and the Nashville and
Eastern Railroad Authority (NERA) to invest over $90 million into essential
rail infrastructure improvements and upgrades. Over the years, 110 miles of
main line and 130 miles of active track have been reconstructed, 85 bridges
upgraded or replaced, and 3 miles of new branch-line built. Today, the
railroad runs multiple train crews daily hauling bulk merchandise and unit
train traffic for over 30 industrial customers. In 2006, the Tennessee Regional
Transportation Authority initiated commuter rail service between the Nashville
and Lebanon stations on the first 32 miles of the NERR.
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NASHVILLE AND WESTERN RAILROAD
(NWRR)
LOCAL OFFICE: Nashville and Eastern Railroad Corporation
514 Knoxville Ave.
Lebanon, TN 37087
Telephone: (615) 444-1434
Fax: (615) 444-4682

Primary Contact: Craig Wade, General Manager


Email: jcwade@nerr.com

RAILROAD AUTHORITY: Nashville and Eastern Railroad Authority


326 North Cumberland
Lebanon TN, 37087
Telephone: (615) 444-0585
Fax: (615) 444-8239

Primary Contact: Mike Jennings, Chairman


Email: railauth2@bellsouth.net

PRINCIPLE CONNECTION: CSX

AREA SERVED: This line runs from Nashville to an Industrial Park near Ashland City, a total
distance of 16.7 miles.

HISTORY: The Nashville and Western Railroad is a short-line freight rail operator that
runs between downtown Nashville and Ashland City, TN. The NWR, a sister
railroad to the well-established Nashville & Eastern, was launched in 2000.
With the help of its public partners (Cheatham County Railroad Authority &
TDOT) over the years, the Railroad has successfully worked to rehabilitate its
bridge and rail infrastructure, increase its customer base and extend its service
area westward (now 18 miles west of downtown Nashville).

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SEQUATCHIE VALLEY RAILROAD (SQVR)
LOCAL OFFICE: Sequatchie Valley Railroad
P.O. Box 296
Bell Buckle, TN 37020
Telephone: (931) 580-7375
Fax: (931) 695-5078

Primary Contact: Byron Clinton


Email: bclintonsqvr@bellsouth.net

RAILROAD AUTHORITY: Marion County Railroad Authority


P.O. Box 789
Jasper, TN 37347

Telephone: (423) 942-2552


Fax: (423) 942-1327

Primary Contact: John Graham, Chairman


Email: mcexec@bellsouth.net

PRINCIPLE CONNECTION: CSX

AREA SERVED: 37 Mile line from Bridgeport, AL to Kimball, TN.

HISTORY: The Sequatchie Valley Railroad was formed in 1986 to acquire from the
Seaboard System a 37 mile branch line from Bridgeport, Alabama to Dunlap,
Tennessee. The line was built by the original Sequatchie Valley Railroad, but
leased by the Nashville, Chattanooga, and St. Louis for much of its life.
Traffic includes coal and plastics.

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SOUTH CENTRAL TENNESSEE
RAILROAD COMPANY, LLC (SCTRR)
LOCAL OFFICE: South Central Tennessee Railroad
P.O. Box 259
340 South Central Road
Telephone: (931) 729-4227
Fax: (931) 729-9010

Primary Contact: Bruce Hohorst, President


Email: sctrr@aol.com

RAILROAD AUTHORITY: South Central Tennessee Railroad Authority


106 N. Court Street
P.O. Box 286
Hohenwald, TN 38462

Telephone: (931) 796-4300


Fax: (931) 796-6020

Primary Contact: Landis Turner, Board of directors


Email: sctrra@att.net

PRINCIPLE CONNECTION: CSX-T Colesburg, TN

AREA SERVED: This line runs from Colesburg to Hohenwald, a total distance of 49.9 miles.
The line is located in Lewis, Hickman, and Dickson Counties of Tennessee.

COMMODITIES CARRIED: L.P. gas, frozen potatoes, steel wire, rosin solution, clay, chlorine, plastic
rosin, wood pulp, newsprint, auto parts and cross ties

HISTORY: Until January 1994, Kyle Railways, Inc. operated this line. South Central
Tennessee Rail Authority purchased this line from L&N Railroad in 1978.
South Central Rail Management purchased this line in 2001.

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TENNESSEE SOUTHERN RAILROAD (TSRR)
LOCAL OFFICE: Tennessee Southern Railroad Company
P.O. Box 32
Mt. Pleasant, TN 38474
Telephone: (931) 379-5824
Fax: (931) 379-5826

Primary Contact: Dick Abernathy, President


Email: tsrr-cs@patriotrail.com

RAILROAD AUTHORITY: Maury County Railroad Authority


Maury County Courthouse
Columbia, TN 38401
Telephone: (931) 381-3690. Ext. 1
Fax: (931) 380-2168

Primary Contact: Jim Bailey, Chairman


Email: jbailey@maurycounty-tn.gov

PRINCIPLE CONNECTION: CSX-T

COMMODITIES CARRIED: Aluminum, building materials, coil steel, crossties, fertilizer, LP gas, plastics,
potash, rolled paper, slag, and soapstone

AREA SERVED: The Tennessee Southern Railroad (TSRR) operates a total of 149 miles
(including 118 main line miles) of rail line running from Columbia, Tennessee
(46 miles south of Nashville, Tennessee), to Pulaski, Tennessee, and from
Columbia, Tennessee, to Florence, Alabama.

HISTORY: The Tennessee Southern Railroad Co., Inc. began operation on former Norfolk
Southern track in Florence, Alabama in July of 1988. On February 1, 1989, the
TSRR commenced operation on the former CSX Transportation track running
from just north of Columbia, Tennessee to Pulaski, Tennessee on the old N &
D (Nashville & Decatur) Main and from Columbia,, TN to Florence, Alabama
on the old NF&S (Nashville, Florence, & Sheffield) Main.

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TENNESSEE VALLEY RAILROAD MUSEUM
(TVRM)
LOCAL OFFICE: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
4119 Cromwell Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Telephone: (423) 894-8028
Fax: (423) 894-8029

Primary Contact: Tim Andrews


Email: tandrews@tvrail.com

RAILROAD AUTHORITY: Hamilton County Railroad Authority


123 East Seventh Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Telephone: (931) 381-3690. Ext. 1
Fax: (931) 380-2168

Primary Contact: Tim Andrews, Director


Email: tandrews@tvrail.com

PRINCIPLE CONNECTION: Norfolk Southern

HISTORY: This line is operated primarily as a tourist railroad. A connection was built to
the Norfolk Southern to allow direct freight service to this customer. It began
service in January 2002.

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TENNKEN RAILROAD COMPANY (TENKEN)
LOCAL OFFICE: TennKen Railroad Company
1200 East Cherry Street
Dyersburg, TN 38024
Telephone: (732) 842-0912
Fax: (731) 530-7270

Primary Contact: Bruce Hohorst


Email: wtnnrr@aol.com

RAILROAD AUTHORITY: TennKen Railroad Authority


Lake County Courthouse
229 Church Street, Box 1
Tiptonville, TN 38079
Telephone: (731) 253-7382
Fax: (731) 253-9815

Primary Contact: Macie Roberson, Chairman


Email: tandrews@tvrail.com

PRINCIPLE CONNECTION: CSX-T

AREA SERVED: The Tennken began service in 1983 when local governments in Kentucky
rescued the former Illinois Central Gulf main line between Dyersburg,
Tennessee and Hickman, Kentucky that was slated for abandonment in 1981.
The trackage is about 51 miles in length.

HISTORY: TennKen Railroad Company, Inc. owns and operates a railroad system in
Tennessee through which it offers rail freight transportation services for coiled
steel, steel pipe, petroleum coke, electro binder, plastics, synthetic resin,
carbon black, fertilizer, and grains. TennKen Railroad Company, Inc. was
incorporated in 1983 and is based in Dyersburg, Tennessee.

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WALKING HORSE AND EASTERN
RAILROAD, INC. (WHOE)
LOCAL OFFICE: Walking Horse and Eastern Railroad Company, Inc.
P.O. Box 1317
Shelbyville, TN 37162
Telephone: (732) 842-0912
Fax: (731) 530-7270

Primary Contact: Bruce Hohorst


Email: allaboard@united.net

RAILROAD AUTHORITY: Bedford County Railroad Authority


One Public Square
Suite 101
Shelbyville, TN 37160
Telephone: (931) 684-7944
Fax: (931) 684-1423

Primary Contact: Wallace Cartwright, Chairman


Email: wallace.cartwright@shelbyvilletn.org

PRINCIPLE CONNECTION: CSX-T

AREA SERVED: This line runs from Wartrace to Shelbyville, a total distance of 8.8 miles. The
line is located in Bedford County of Tennessee.

HISTORY: The Walking Horse and Eastern Railroad (WHOE) is a 7.76-mile short-line
railroad that connects Shelbyville to CSX Transportation at Wartrace,
Tennessee. It operates over a branch line completed in 1853 by the Nashville
and Chattanooga Railroad, a Louisville and Nashville Railroad predecessor.
After the Seaboard System Railroad abandoned the line in May 1985, the
Bedford Railroad Authority (of Bedford County) bought the line and
designated the WHOE to operate it.

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WEST TENNESSEE RAILROAD (WTNN)
LOCAL OFFICE: West Tennessee Railroad Company
1061 James Buchanan Drive
Jackson, TN 38301
Telephone: (732) 842-0912
Fax: (731) 422-6497

Primary Contact: Bruce Hohorst, President


Email: wtnnrr@aol.com

RAILROAD AUTHORITY: Gibson County Railroad Authority


One Public Square
Suite 101
Shelbyville, TN 37160
Telephone: (931) 684-2800
Fax: (931) 684-1423

Primary Contact: Eugene Ray, Chairman


Email:

PRINCIPLE CONNECTION: Norfolk Southern at Corinth, MS; Kansas City Southern at Corinth, MS; CSX
Transportation at Humboldt, TN; Canadian National at Fulton, KY

AREA SERVED: This line runs from Kenton, TN to Jackson and from Fulton, KY to Corinth,
MS.

HISTORY: The WTNN began operations in 1984, on a section of the former Mobile and
Ohio Railroad (M&O) between Jackson and Kenton, TN. In 2001, the track
extended south to Corinth, MS, north to Fulton, KY and north from Jackson to
Poplar Corner.

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RAILROAD EMERGENCY CONTACTS
Burlington Northern Santa Fe (800) 832-5452
CSX Transportation (800) 232-0144
Canadian National (800) 465-9239
Kansas City Southern (877) 527-9464
Norfolk Southern (800) 453-2530
Union Pacific (888) 877-7267

Nashville & Western (615) 444-1434


Nashville & Eastern (615) 444-1434
Hiwassee River Railroad (423) 263-2228
R.J. Corman (800) 772-9091
Caney Fork & Western (931) 473-4910
Sequatchie Valley (931) 580-7375
South Central Tennessee (615) 418-4753
Heritage Railroad (865) 363-1538
Mississippi-Tennessee
Tennessee Southern (855) 258-4514
Walking Horse & Eastern (931) 580-7375
Kentucky West Tennessee Railroad (877) 486-6992
TennKen Railroad (731) 252-8101
Lhoist North America
West Tennessee Railroad (731) 694-0272
East Tennessee Railway (423) 534-7855
Chattooga & Chickamauga (877) 486-6992
Tennessee Valley Railroad (423) 605-2331
CARTA Incline
MATA Trolley
Knoxville Holston River Railroad (865) 389-0565

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TENNESSEE STATE AGENCIES
Tennessee Department of Transportation TDOT
Suite 700, James K. Polk Building
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-0349
Telephone: (615) 741-2848
Fax: (615) 741-2508

John Schroer, Commissioner


Toks Omishakin, Chief of Environment and Planning

Division of Multimodal Transportation Resources


Suite 700, James K. Polk Building
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-0349
Telephone: (615) 741-2848
Fax: (615) 741-2508

Liza Joffrion, Director


Larry Sanborn, Assistant Director

Erik Anderson, Section 130 Manager


Mary McFarlin, Senior Transportation Project Specialist
David Martin, Transportation Project Specialist
Drew Daruka, Program Monitor 2

Rick Beals, Rail Safety Manager


Michael West, Administrative Services
Brian Sanderlin, State Safety Oversight
Delbert Aycock, FRA Certified Track Inspector
Matthews Boddie, FRA Certified Signal Inspector
James Chadwell, FRA Certified HAZMAT Inspector
Paul Davis, Railroad Safety Specialist
Stephen Burress, Railroad Safety Specialist

Tennessee Emergency Management Agency TEMA

Telephone: (615) 741-0001

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FEDERAL AGENCIES
Federal Railroad Administration FRA www.fra.dot.gov

Region 4 Location

Atlanta Federal Center


61 Forsyth Street, SW
Suite 16T20
Atlanta, GA 30303-3104
Telephone: (404) 561-3800
(800) 724-5993
Fax: (404) 562-3830

Headquarters

1120 Vermont Ave, NW


Washington, D.C. 20590

Jennifer McFarland, Administrative Assistant to the Administrator


Jennifer.mcfarland@fra.dot.gov
Telephone: (202) 493-6014
Fax: (202) 493-6009

Office of Safety, RRS-23


400 Seventh Street, SW, MS-25
Washington D.C. 20590
Thomas P. Woll, Crossing Safety Engineer
Telephone: (202) 493-6290
Fax: (202) 493-6478

Federal Highway Administration FHWA www.fhwa.dot.gov

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Corrections, additions, or requests for additional information should be forwarded to:

Office of Railroad Safety


Division of Multimodal Resources
Tennessee Department of Transportation TDOT

505 Deaderick Street


James K Polk Building, Suite 1800
Nashville, TN 37243

Telephone: (615) 253-1045

Revised as of: August 2016

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