NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. — R.J. Corman Railroad Co. has finalized an agreement to lease a short line near Birmingham, Ala., which becomes the company’s 14th short line.
The R.J. Corman Childersburg Line is a 13.32-mile railroad in Coosa Pines, Ala., being leased from the City of Childersburg Local Redevelopment, Norfolk Southern, and CSX Transportation. NS and CSX previously operated the line. R.J. Corman describes the line as hauling “a diverse commodity mix and serves a 2,400-acre industrial park, providing inbound and outbound shipments for multiple customers, one of which is a leader in paper product production.”
In a press release, Ed Quinn, president and CEO of R.J. Corman Railroad Group, said, ““We are excited about the continued growth of our railroad company. 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.”
R.J. Corman’s short lines are in 10 states, and are a subsidiary of the R.J. Corman Railroad Group, which employs more than 1,500 people in 22 states.