Greenville & Western Railway Company, LLC (GRLW)

Subsidiary of Western Carolina Railway Service Corporation

Miles of Track: 13
Employees: 7
2016 Carloads handled: 3,200 – 416,000 tons
Equipment: 4 locomotives, 10 cars, 1 caboose

General and Administrative Office:

  • Historic Greer Depot, 300 Randall Street, Suite A, Greer, South Carolina  29651-3410
  • 864-334-5374  Office
  • 864-479-0562  Fax

Mailing Address:

  • Historic Greer Depot, 300 Randall Street, Suite A, Greer, South Carolina  29651-3410





Greenville & Western (GRLW) owns and operates 12.74 miles.  The road’s roots can be traced back to the original 1910 charter of the Greenville, Spartanburg & Anderson Railway.  The segment was acquired from CSX Transportation in 2006 and handled less than 800 carloads in 2007.  Through the development of new business opportunities, traffic grew to just under 10,000 carloads by 2014, but has experienced decline since 2015 due to various economic factors.  The line has connections with both CSXT at Pelzer and PKHP at Belton, with interchange access to NS at Anderson via PKHP.  GRLW currently offers seven-day service and customizable switching services to its customersand boasts the only heavy machinery rail transload facility in the state: Big Creek Machinery Distribution Hub, located in Williamston.  GRLW has received numerous awards and recognition including: The ASLRRA’s Jake Award with Distinction (2007-2014 and 2016), CSXT’s 2009 Short Line Business Development Award (for achieving the highest interline percentage growth), CSXT’s 2012 Regional Development Partnershipping Award, as well as the ASLRRA’s 2010 and 2015 Marketing Awards.  The railroad was also named Railway Age’s 2010 Short Line of the Year.

GRLW is a premier sponsor the ASLRRA’s Jake Award Safety Program.

Counties served: Anderson

Principal commodities include: Ethanol, Biodiesel, Plastics, Scrap Metal, Heavy Machinery, Paper, Fertilizer

Principal shippers include: Kinder Morgan, Lincoln Energy, Belton Industries, Belton Metals, Komatsu, Caterpillar,, PKHP (CSXT Overhead)

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