Riceboro Southern Railway

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Riceboro Southern Railway
Reporting mark RSOR
Locale Georgia
Dates of operation 2004–
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge

The Riceboro Southern Railway (reporting mark RSOR) began operations in 2004 operating on about 33 miles of track, some of which is leased from CSX Transportation. The track on which it operates is part of the ex-Seaboard Air Line route from Savannah, Georgia to Jacksonville, Florida. The tracks were taken up between Riceboro, Georgia and Kingsland, Georgia. It runs generally from Ogeechee, Georgia, where the line splits from the CSX Nahunta Subdivision, which is the former Atlantic Coast Line Railroad's Savannah-Jacksonville route, and Riceboro. It does not have any of its own locomotives - it uses Georgia Central power.

Ownership[edit]

The Riceboro Southern is owned and operated by its parent, the Georgia Central Railway, LP, which is owned by Rail Link, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc.

Business[edit]

The sole purpose of the shortline is serving the Interstate Paper Company and SNF Chemtall, a chemical manufacturer, both located in Riceboro, and taking the freight cars to Savannah, where they interchange with CSXT.