Chesapeake and Albemarle Railroad

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Chesapeake and Albemarle Railroad
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CA #2158 in Chesapeake, Virginia.
Reporting mark CA
Locale Chesapeake, Virginia to Edenton, North Carolina
Dates of operation 1990–
Predecessor Norfolk Southern Railroad
Length 68 miles (109 km)
Headquarters Ahoskie, North Carolina

The Chesapeake and Albemarle Railroad (reporting mark CA) is a short-line railroad that operates 68 miles (109 km)[1] of track from Chesapeake, Virginia to Edenton, North Carolina.

The railroad was originally part of the Norfolk Southern Railroad, which continued south, crossing the Albemarle Sound and on to Mackeys Ferry and Plymouth. The current railroad began operations in 1990, was acquired by RailAmerica in 2000,[1] and subsequently acquired by the Genesee & Wyoming.

C&A interchanges with both Norfolk Southern Railway, CSX Transportation, and the Norfolk and Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad.

The railroad's traffic comes mainly from stone and chemical products. The CA hauled around 3,300 carloads in 2008.[1]

The railroad was fined around $15,100 for a spill of diesel fuel in August 2010 after a derailment on 26 March 2010 spilled around 1,000 US gallons (3,800 l) of fuel into the Intracoastal Waterway.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c "RailAmerica's Empire". Trains Magazine. Kalmbach Publishing. June 2010. 
  2. ^ "RailAmerica short line to pay Virginia for fuel spill". Trains Magazine. 18 August 2010. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 

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