Buckingham Branch Railroad

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Buckingham Branch Railroad is a Class III short-line railroad operating over 275 miles of track in Central Virginia, including Charlottesville-Albemarle. They operate a leased line between Richmond and Clifton Forge. [1] It was founded in 1988 by Annie Bryant and Robert Bryant. [2]

Buckingham Branch shares overhead traffic with CSX and Amtrak. The company's headquarters are in Dillwyn.

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Crozet parking lot

On May 14 2010 the railroad fenced off part of the parking lot in The Square in downtown Crozet due to liability concerns, after discovering this portion of the lot was on property leased by the railroad[3].

Charlottesville Yard renovations

The company is currently planning a $2 million renovation of the Charlottesville Yard. They seek to replace 12 switches and 4,500 cross-ties as well as replace a mile worth of rail.

2018 Congressional train crash

An Amtrak train carrying Republican U.S. Representatives collided with a Time Disposal truck on January 31, 2018 at the railroad's crossing at Lanetown Road. [citation needed]


  1. Web. Divisions, Buckingham Branch Railroad, retrieved July 25, 2012.
  2. Web. Resolution Endorsing Buckingham Branch Railroad Company, City of Charlottesvile, retrieved May 19, 2014.
  3. Web. Railroad closes off part of Crozet lot, Brandon Shulleeta, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, May 14, 2010

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