Chesapeake & Albemarle Railroad

ca_state The Chesapeake & Albemarle Railroad is a shortline railroad operating 68 miles of trackage from Chesapeake, Virginia south and west to Edenton, North Carolina. This line was part of the original Norfolk Southern Railroad, which continued across the Albemarle Sound to Mackeys Ferry and Plymouth, North Carolina. The current railroad began operations in 1990, was later acquired by RailAmerica in 2000, and then was acquired by the Genesee & Wyoming in 2012. CA mainly hauls stone and chemical products, interchanging with Norfolk Southern, CSX Transportation, and the Norfolk & Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad in the greater Chesapeake area. Engines are stored in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.


shortline map / web

Motive Power

Chesapeake & Albemarle #502

  • builder:Electro Motive Division
  • model:GP38-2
  • type:B-B road switcher
  • built:Nov 1977, EMD #776040-2
  • series:2213 produced 1972-86
  • engine:EMD 645E (16 cyl, 2000 hp)
  • notes:
  • ex Florida East Coast #502
  • builder


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    This page was updated on 2016-11-28