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Operations
The Sandersville Railroad operates six days a week with three train crews over a 37-mile system. This includes 10 miles of mainline with an interchange to the Norfolk Southern in Tennille, Georgia, where freight from Sandersville moves toward its destination on the same day via one of Norfolk Southern's 10 trains, including overnight delivery of railcars to Savannah and Macon.
Sandersville Railroad Company railroad roundabout
Weigh-In-Motion
Our automated scale system verifies railcar weights prior to interchange, helping to expedite processing, maximize capacity and ensure no cars leave overloaded.
Sandersville Railroad Company weigh in motion
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Fleet
The Sandersville Railroad fleet consists of five locomotives, two boosters and over four hundred railcars. Plus, our customers have access to over 2,200 railcars of various types and sizes via shipper-furnished options and Norfolk Southern.
Locomotives
The Sandersville Railroad has a variety of locomotives, including four EMD SW 1500 (SAN 1100, 1300, 1400, and 1500) locomotives, one EMD MP 15 (SAN 1600) locomotive, and two boosters (SAN 90 and 91).
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Fleet
The Sandersville Railroad fleet consists of five locomotives, two boosters and over four hundred railcars. Plus, our customers have access to over 2,200 railcars of various types and sizes via shipper-furnished options and Norfolk Southern.
Railcars
Our railcar fleet consists of 163 4,000-cubic-foot, lined, covered hoppers and 33 5,250-cubic-foot, lined, covered hoppers. We also own 165 7,526-cubic-foot wood chip cars and 80 8,200-cubic-foot wood chip cars. In addition, we transport log cars, covered hopper cars, centerbeams, boxcars, and gondolas owned by Norfolk Southern.
Sandersville Railroad Company railcar
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Fleet
The Sandersville Railroad fleet consists of five locomotives, two boosters and over four hundred railcars. Plus, our customers have access to over 2,200 railcars of various types and sizes via shipper-furnished options and Norfolk Southern.
Shipper Furnished
Our railroad transports a variety of specialty equipment provided by shippers, including tank cars, pressure differential (PD) cars, gravity discharge hopper cars, and sparger cars.
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Leasing
Since 1983, we’ve provided lease cars for the kaolin, sand, soda ash, calcium carbonate and wood chip industries through our subsidiary Sandersville Leasing, Inc. Our customers have access to an extensive modern fleet of 4,000-cubic-foot lined and covered hoppers and 8,200-cubic-foot wood chip cars. Please contact a sales representative to learn more.
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Sandersville Railroad Company railline
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Bulk Transfer Facilities
We work with B-H Transfer Company to transload plastic pellets, soda ash and lumber. B-H Transfer Company utilizes two Rail Barge Truck Manufactured Model 2450 belt conveyors, specifically designed for dense bulk granular commodities.

Our transloading site is a fenced, nine-acre tract of land with a 29-railcar spot. It’s well-suited for the outdoor storage of lumber, and truck scales are available onsite. Additionally, several tracks on the Sandersville Railroad are used for the transfer of plastic pellets from railcars to trucks and the transloading of agriculture products.
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Storage
Sandersville Railroad has capacity available for empty and loaded railcar storage in addition to other storage facilities. Please contact us with questions about pricing, capacity and availability.
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Sandersville Railroad Company storage
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Industrial Sites
Washington County is an excellent location for industrial development. A number of choice sites, ready for development, are available with ample electric, water, sewer and Internet availability, plus easy access to rail and truck transportation services.

These properties all feature relatively even terrain and are located adjacent to state highways and the railroad. Sandersville is located at the intersection of Georgia State Route 15 (SR 15) and Fall Line Freeway (GA 540). Georgia SR 15 is a north/south corridor linking Sandersville to I-20 and I-16, and is slated to become a four-lane highway in the coming years. Fall Line Freeway (GA 540) provides east/west four-lane connectivity to I-75 in Macon and I-20 in Augusta.
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Sandersville Industrial Site
Sandersville Industrial Park

The Sandersville Industrial Park is a 576-acre park that can readily be rail-served by Sandersville Railroad Company. It features all the essential utilities, including water, sewerage, electricity, and natural gas.

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Fall Line Industrial Park East

The Fall Line Industrial Park East is fully rail-served by Sandersville Railroad Company and located just off Fall Line Freeway (GA 540). It features all the essential utilities, including water, sewerage, electricity, natural gas, fiber optic Internet connectivity, and a 20-acre site ready to be developed.

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Fall Line West
Fall Line Industrial Park West

Fall Line Industrial Park West is fully rail-served by Sandersville Railroad Company and features water, electricity, and natural gas onsite. The 122-acre site is less than two miles from Fall Line Freeway.

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Neal Culpepper Site

The Neal Culpepper site is a 547-acre site that can readily be rail-served by Sandersville Railroad Company. It is located a half-mile from Fall Line Freeway (GA 540) and features all the essential utilities, including water, sewerage, electricity and natural gas.

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Evans Tract

The Evans Tract property is fully rail-served by Sandersville Railroad Company and features all the essential utilities, including water, sewerage, electricity, and gas. This 160-acre site is partially developed and is home to Beasley Forest Products, Southern Chips and the Sandersville Railroad Bulk Transfer Facility. It also features direct access to GA 15 and is located 3.5 miles from Fall Line Freeway (GA 540).

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Tennille Industrial District
Tennille Industrial District

The Tennille Industrial District property is fully rail-served by Sandersville Railroad Company and features all the essential utilities, including water, sewerage, electricity, and natural gas. The 57-acre site offers direct access to GA 15 and is located 4 miles from Fall Line Freeway (GA 540). Dura-Line is located at this site.

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Harrison Tract
Harrison Tract

Harrison Tract is fully rail-served by Sandersville Railroad Company and features electricity onsite. The site also features easy access to Fall Line Freeway.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What year was the Sandersville Railroad founded?

The Sandersville Railroad was founded in 1893.

How many miles of mainline track does Sandersville Railroad operate on?

The Sandersville Railroad currently operates on 10 miles of mainline track. The SAN has one of the last remaining “street running” rail lines in America which is where a railroad runs directly along public streets.  This short, low speed section of track is located on Tybee Street a short distance away from our Corporate headquarters.

What type of rail is the main line?

The Sandersville Railroad’s main line is comprised of 132- and 136-pound rail.

Where is Sandersville and Washington County?

Our railroad is located in the heart of east central Georgia—two hours from Savannah, two hours from Atlanta, and one hour from both Macon and Augusta.  

Does your railroad have transload options?

Yes, we offer transload options for bulk industrial minerals, agriculture, lumber, and plastics.

How efficient are trains?

One ton of freight can travel 492 miles on one gallon of diesel fuel.

In what ways do trains help protect the environment?

Moving freight by rail gets large vehicles off the road and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 75 percent, according to the AAR.  Additionally, moving freight via rail is 4 times more efficient than by truck.  Not only is shipping via rail more cost effective per ton but also translates to less pollution and more lanes freed up on the highway.

What is the "Railroad Roundabout"?

The SAN has the only roundabout bisected by railroad tracks in the State of Georgia which has improved motorists’ safety at the grade crossing.  The “railroad roundabout” on the SAN earned an award from the Institute of Transportation Engineers for its innovative and cost-effective design and implementation.  The roundabout is located on Riddleville Road at intersection with Waco Mill and Hospital road.

What site development options are available?

We own 2 rail-served Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development (GRAD) sites in addition to a number of choice sites, ready for development, available with ample electric, water, sewer and internet availability, plus easy access to rail and truck transportation services.

How does Sandersville Railroad serve the Kaolin industry?

The kaolin industry is a major economic contributor to Washington County and middle Georgia. Kaolin companies located in Sandersville include ImerysPigments and Additives, Imerys Ceramics, KaMin, Burgess Pigment Company and Thiele Kaolin Company. These businesses serve domestic and international markets in the paper, plastics, fiberglass, paints, and ceramic industries. The Sandersville Railroad provides reliable, efficient, and timely transportation of these finished products for the various kaolin companies.

How does Sandersville Railroad serve the Forest Products industry?

The Sandersville-Washington County area is rich in forest resources. Beasley Forest Products operates a green tie sawmill. Southern Chips operates a wood chip mill in Sandersville. These wood chips are used in the pulp- and paper-making process and are transported from the processing facility in chip hopper cars by the Sandersville Railroad. The railroad can transport raw timber as well as processed materials.

How does Sandersville Railroad serve the Plastics industry?

Dura-Line and Meltblown Technologies, which are directly rail served, produce a variety of extruded plastic pipe and spill containment products. Other extrusion operations are served through the Sandersville Railroad Bulk Transfer Facility.

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