The Charlotte District is a line operated by Norfolk Southern Railway. The line is part of the Norfolk Southern Piedmont Division, the district runs between Spartanburg and Linwood, North Carolina. Most regional trains do not need track authorities from The Charlotte Dispatcher, however they are given to track supervisors, signal maintainers, locals, or trains they need to do switching.
Intermodal, manifest, coal trains, and Amtrak run on the Charlotte District, 20-30 trains a day run through Charlotte, North Carolina, between C.P. Charlotte Junction(a connector to the R-Line) and Gaffney, South Carolina, it is usually 10-18 trains a day. Most regional trains do not need track authorities from The Charlotte Dispatcher, however they are given to track supervisors, signal maintainers, locals, or trains they need to do switching.
- #204-(Northbound)- Usually with 3 engines for power. It doesn't pass through on Mondays. Passes Late morning into Early Afternoon
- #203-(Southbound)- Overnight hours
- #211-(Southbound)-Late evening to early morning
- #212-(Northbound)- Late morning to Late Afternoon, usually carries articulated autoracks on some days, in addition to regular autoracks and intermodal containers.
- #213-(Southbound)- Late morning to late afternoon, sometimes will meet up with any Northbound trains like #212.
- #214-(Northbound)- Early to late morning.
- #221-(Southbounnd)-Late evening to early morning.
- #222-(Northbound)- Early evening to late evening.
- #222 and #221 are the only regional trains that are bound to and from Charlotte, North Carolina
Trains can also sometimes be annulled, meaning it may not have enough cars to operate and another train would travel in its place.