Pickens Railway Company


Miles of Track: 28.5 miles
Employees: 11
Cars handled: 3,400
Equipment: 7 engines

Local Office:

119 Martin Road, Anderson, SC 29626

Phone: 864-222-6775, Fax 864-222-6760

Business Office:

198 N. Main Street, Cornelia, GA 30531

Phone: 706-778-8004, Fax 706-778-6243

Web site: www.pickensrailway.com


  • Chipley H. Johnson, President
  • Nancy Johnson, Chief Financial Officer
  • Donnie Sims, General Manager – cell 864-617-7890


Pickens Railway Company is a privately owned shortline railroad serving Anderson County, SC. The 28.5 mile railroad interchanges with Norfolk Southern in Anderson and CSXT (via GRLW) in Belton. Pickens interchanges over 3400 railcars per year, servicing more than a dozen customers, with capacity to add more customers and railcars. Customers include Owens Corning, Electrolux, Michelin, First Quality, Southern States Cooperative, PCA, Omnisource, Coveris, Duke Power, and others with a combined employment base of over 3,100 people.