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Yadkin Valley Railroad

North Carolina shortline

The Yadkin Valley Railroad operates shortline freight service in the foothill counties of North Carolina's northwestern Piedmont region. The road makes use of two lines originating in Rural Hall: One branch heads runs 63 miles to Elkin and North Wilkesboro and a second line runs 30 miles to Mount Airy. The company began operations in 1989 after leasing these two lines from Norfolk Southern, a part of the "Thoroughbred Leasing Program." The shortline is a part of the Gulf & Ohio Railways operating group, and interchanges with the NS near Winston-Salem.

HawkinsRails thanks railfan friend Ben Wells for use of his YVRR photos for this collection

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