The RFCC will serve customers in Wake, Harnett and Cumberland counties.

R.J. Corman to Launch RFCC

With the purchase of a 43-mile railroad branch and the leasing of a 20-mile branch from Norfolk Southern (NS), R.J. Corman Railroad Company is launching the Raleigh and Fayetteville Railroad, LLC (RFCC), its 19th short line.

Part of the R.J. Corman team that helped install the new highway/rail grade crossing signals for Safety City, a safety program for second-graders run by the Lexington, Ky., Police Department. From left to right: R.J. Corman Signaling AVP of Engineering Signaling Rocky Metz; R.J. Corman Signaling General Manager Rich Barsalona; R.J. Corman Signaling Senior Systems Engineer Matthew Hamlin; R.J. Corman Railroad Services Signal Specialist Jared Lundy; R.J. Corman Railroad Services Signal Specialist Travis Lundy; R.J. Corman Railroad Services AVP of Signal Construction Larry Yeager; and R.J. Corman Railroad Services Signal Construction Ryan Hale. (Caption and Photograph Courtesy of R.J. Corman)

R.J. Corman Delivers to ‘Safety City’

R.J. Corman Signaling has donated two new highway-rail grade crossing signals to Safety City, the Lexington (Ky.) Police Department’s program to educate second-graders on traffic, pedestrian, bicycle, seatbelt and firearm safety.

Yvan Caffari, outgoing member of the R.J. Corman Railroad Group Board of Directors

Caffari Stepping Down From R.J. Corman Board

Yvan Caffari is retiring from the R.J. Corman Railroad Group Board of Directors following 15 years of service.

R.J. Corman to Launch KXCG

With the purchase of two branch lines from Norfolk Southern (NS), R.J. Corman Railroad Company is launching the Knoxville and Cumberland Gap Railroad, LLC (KXCG), its 18th short line.

RJCM, LSRC, BIPR, GRYR Accept Railway Age Awards

The R.J. Corman Railroad Company/Memphis Line (RJCM) and Lake State Railway (LSRC) accepted Railway Age’s 2021 Short Line & Regional Railroads of the Year Awards at the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) Annual Conference & Exhibition in Phoenix, Ariz., on Nov. 18; the Belpre Industrial Parkersburg Railroad (BIPR) and Grenada Railroad (GRYR) received Short Line Honorable Mentions.

R.J. Corman Rebrands Transloading Business

R.J. Corman Railroad Company is rebranding its transloading business as “Transload Connect,” and has signed on RSI Logistics to market the service and serve as a third-party operator at select locations.

People News: R.J. Corman; STV

R.J. Corman Railroad Co. has elevated Shannon Drown to Assistant Vice President of Commercial Development, Railroads. In addition, KiSeok Jeon has joined STV as Vice President and Director of Digital Transformation.

R.J. Corman Taps Broyles as EVP, Commercial Affairs

The R.J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC has promoted Justin Broyles to Executive Vice President, Commercial Affairs.

IHR, LSRC, Pan Am, R.J. Corman Earn ASLRRA Business Development Awards

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association has recognized four members as 2021 Business Development Award honorees: Iron Horse Resources (IHR), Lake State Railway Co. (LSRC, Railway Age’s 2018 Short Line of the Year), Pan Am Railways, and R.J. Corman (Railway Age’s 2007 Short Line of the Year, West Virginia Line).

R.J. Corman Appoints Batory to Board

The R.J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC named Ronald L. (Ron) Batory, former FRA Administrator, to the Board of Directors on Feb. 1.

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