North Carolina and Virginia Railroad

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North Carolina and Virginia Railroad
North Carolina and Virginia Railroad logo.png
North Carolina and Virginia Railroad 3837 at rural grade crossing.JPG
An NCVA EMD GP38 locomotive, painted in the colors of the Arizona and California Railroad
Reporting mark NCVA
Locale Boykins, VA to Cofield, NC
Dates of operation 1987–present
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Length 49 miles (79 km)
Headquarters Ahoskie, North Carolina

The North Carolina and Virginia Railroad (reporting mark NCVA) is a short-line railroad that operates 49 miles (79 km) of track.[1]


The NCVA began operations in 1987[1] of former Seaboard Coast Line Railroad trackage between Boykins, Virginia and Tunis in Cofield, North Carolina. The headquarters are in Ahoskie, North Carolina. The NCVA is a subsidiary of the Genesee & Wyoming and was previously owned by RailAmerica. It also operates the Virginia Southern Railroad (VSRR) and Chesapeake and Albemarle Railroad (CA).

The railroad's traffic comes mainly from steel products, as well as grain and chemical products. The NCVA hauled around 25,500 carloads in 2008.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "RailAmerica's Empire". Trains Magazine. Kalmbach Publishing. June 2010. 

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