Lancaster&Chester Railway  


The L&C Railroad is a privately owned, well-capitalized, dual served, short line railroad based in Lancaster, South Carolina, 35 miles south of Charlotte, NC. We provide customized, competitive rail freight service for our customers and connect them to the national rail network through both CSX (East Chester, SC) and Norfolk Southern (Chester, SC). In December 2010, the L&C Railroad became part of Gulf & Ohio Railways, Inc.

With over 117 years of continuous rail operations, the L&C Railroad provides South Carolina with a strong transportation ally for industrial growth. The Railroad serves over 3,000 acres of industrially zoned property, located only 40 minutes from Charlotte Douglas International Airport..

You'll join good company when you locate your operations in this dynamic region served by the L&C Railroad.

Our Service Commitment
The L&C Railroad is committed to providing operating practices which provide for the health, safety and well being of our customers, employees, and the communities in which we serve.

Our Location
The L&C Railroad is strategically located in Lancaster and Chester Counties, SOUTH CAROLINA, 35 miles south of CHARLOTTE, NC, on the I-77 corridor and just 45 miles north of COLUMBIA, SC. Our Customers have quick access via I-77 to I-20, I-26, I-40, I-85, and I-95. This easy access to the interstate network provides for the timely movement of goods
and services to market centers located within a one (1) day drive from our customers’ plants.

See Location Map and System Map.

Our Vision
To be the most successful, customer-focused rail transportation company in the Southeast.

© 2014 Lancaster and Chester Railroad
Post Office Box 1450
Lancaster, South Carolina 29721-1450
Fax • 803-286-4158