Carolina Coastal Railway
|Locale||North Carolina and South Carolina|
|Dates of operation||1989–present|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge|
|Length||198 miles (319 kilometres)|
|Headquarters||Wilson, North Carolina|
|Website||Carolina Coastal Railway|
CLNA was created in 1989 under the Thoroughbred Shortline Program of Norfolk Southern and was a subsidiary of Rail Link, Inc., which became a subsidiary of Genesee and Wyoming in 1995. The original line was 17 miles (27 km) from Pinetown, North Carolina to Belhaven. CLNA interchanged with NS at Pinetown. CLNA was acquired by Main Line Rail Management, Inc. in 2003.
In 2011, CLNA purchased a line between Rocky Mount and Spring Hope previously known as the Nash County Railroad. Also in 2011, CLNA began operating a former NS branch between Blacksburg, South Carolina and Kings Creek, South Carolina; operations on this branch ceased in 2013.