reporting mark: N/A
railroad class: Class III Shortline Railroad
There is currently 1 Caldwell County Railroad radio scanner frequency from North Carolina in our database.
The Caldwell County Railroad is a Class III shortline railroad operating over 17 miles (27 kilometers) between Hickory and Lenoir, North Carolina. The CWCY is operated by Southeast Shortlines, Inc., which also operates the Thermal Belt Railway. The Caldwell County Railroad was formed in 1994 when Norfolk Southern sold the 22-mile (35 km) line from Hickory to Lenoir to the Caldwell County Economic Development Commission (CCEDC). The CCEDC subsequently leased the line to the Caldwell County Railroad Company, a subsidiary of Southeast Shortlines Inc.The line was originally constructed as 3 ft (914 mm) gauge in 1874, under the charter of the Chester & Lenoir.