Looking at the search engine terms coming into our blog, I note that one of them today asked “does norfolk southern railway own the rural hall, nc to north wilkesboro, nc rail line…”

The quick answer is “No.”

The railroad in question is the Yadkin Valley Railroad, headquartered in Rural Hall, which operates between North Wilkesboro and Mt. Airy, where it connects to the Norfolk Southern line. It also makes a few runs into downtown Winston-Salem to deliver and pick up at Hanes Dye & Finishing Company. Yadkin Valley is an independent operator within the Gulf & Ohio system and typically uses G&O engines.


Yadkin Valley engine at Donnaha, on the Yadkin River

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