This is an interactive map of the major freight railroads, also known as class I railroads in the United States. They include CSX, Norfolk Southern (NS), Burlington Northern and Santa Fe (BNSF), Union Pacific (UP), Canadian Pacific (CP), Canadian National Railway (CN), and the Kansas City Southern (KCS).
Russell Smitley is currently the Vice President of Marketing at the Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway Company. He joined the Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway team as the vice president of marketing in December 2009. He leads the company’s business/brand development plans, long-term strategic planning, and sales and marketing efforts. For the three years prior to joining Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway, he was the regional development manager for CSX Transportation in the states of Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina. Russ has over two decades of leading and developing business for Class I rail carriers across the U.S. and Canada, including the
Robert Menzies is the President and owner of the Aberdeen Caroilna & Western Railway Company. He acquired the Aberdeen Carolina & Western in 1987 from the Aberdeen & Briarpatch Railway. He has had a lifelong interest in the transportation industry. He began his undergraduate studies in transportation at Arizona State University. He continued on to receive a graduate degree in transportation and logistics at Michigan State University. Bob then taught transportation at Murray State University in Kentucky as well as Tri-State University in Indiana. He has owned businesses in other service industries across the U.S., and always stresses the need for good
Carl Hollowell is currently the Vice President of Operations and General Manager of the Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway Company. He began his railroad career with the South Carolina Central Railroad (SCRF) in Hartsville, South Carolina, after receiving his BBA in Computer Information Systems Management (CISM) from Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina. The SCRF was one of several RailTex acquisitions within the mid-Atlantic region from both CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern Railway. Carl continued his career with RailTex, holding various operational and management positions. In 1993, Carl served as Director of Operations and Rail Planning for Tengizchevroil, a
Dale Parks is currently the Vice President of Mechanical at the Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway Company. He began his Railroad career in 1986 at the Mid Atlantic Railroad in Chadbourn N.C. Having been in Train Service as a locomotive engineer, he worked his way up to Chief Mechanical Officer. In 1989, he took a job opportunity to work with Railtex at the Georgia South Western where he was responsible for the locomotive and freight car fleet. Then in 1992, he was transfered to the North Carolina & Virginia Properties, where he took care of The Chesapeake and Albemarle Railway and
Ed is currently the Superintendent of Operations at the Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway Company. He began his railroad career in 1990 at the North Carolina & Virginia Railroad as an Engineer/Conductor for RailTex. In 1994, Ed attended the University of Tennessee and received his certification as a FRA Certified Track Inspector. In 1995, Ed accepted the position as Train Master at the Virginia Southern Railroad in Keysville, Virginia, for RailTex. Also, in 1995, Ed received his certificate for DSLE training and in 1998 received his certificate of completion for Hazardous Material Operations in Pueblo, Colorado. In 2005, Ed accepted the