Lancaster&Chester Railway  
Current Operations  


L&C carries out its operations from its headquarters located at 512 South Main Street, Lancaster, SC.

L&C currently has 60 miles of mainline track under operation, with a 30.8-mile branch acquisition from NS running southward to Kershaw that was added in March, 2001. In addition to the mainline, the railroad maintains 3 miles of secondary tracks and 4 miles of yard tracks.

L&C has mainline connections with Norfolk Southern in Chester, SC and CSX in East Chester, SC. The main interchange point in Chester is with Norfolk Southern’s Piedmont Division, Columbia District "R" Line and East Chester, with CSX’s Hamlet, North Carolina-Atlanta mainline. Having both Class I Carriers interchanging with the L&C allows the shipper an excellent opportunity of choice in the process of ratemaking, O/D pairs, and service. For further information on these Class I Carriers, please visit the websites

L&C operates 2 to 3 trains per day, based on customer needs. Our motive power fleet consists of 9 locomotives with a full-service locomotive shop.

Transload facilities are located in Chester, Fort Lawn, and Lancaster and handle a range of products from liquid chemicals, plastics, agricultural products, and lumber.

For Transload or Greenfield site inquiries please contact Matthew Gedney at 803-286-2100 or





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