Sandersville Railroad Company

Sandersville Railroad Company Information

The Sandersville Railroad

The Sandersville Railroad is a privately held shortline railroad in Sandersville, Georgia, located in Washington County in east central Georgia between Augusta and Macon. Established in 1893, our railroad has a long history of providing excellent freight service to Washington County.

The Sandersville Railroad has achieved some of the highest standards of any shortline railroad in the United States. Our ten miles of mainline track is all 132-pound and 136-pound rail. The Sandersville Railroad has no height, width or weight restrictions and has a modern fleet of locomotives and railcars. Our customer service is technologically driven and provided with a personal touch.

The Sandersville Railroad interchanges four times a day with the Norfolk Southern in Tennille, Georgia. Our freight moves on one of Norfolk Southern's 13 through trains on the same day as delivered to Tennille.

The Sandersville area has abundant natural resources. Rich deposits of kaolin, a white alumna-silicate used in making paper, plastics, rubber, paints, and ceramics, surround Sandersville. Thousands of acres of pine timberlands are within minutes of the city limits. The Sandersville Railroad serves eight kaolin plants representing five different companies along with a chip mill and a crosstie manufacturer. Chemicals and plastics make up the balance of the railroad’s traffic mix.

The Sandersville Railroad has been proactive in recruiting new rail industries and has several properly zoned industrial sites available for rail development. Also, the railroad serves the 215-acre Sandersville Research and Industrial Park including the 100,800 sq. ft. speculative building.

Businesses looking for locations for industrial development should consider Sandersville. It is well suited for the development of industrial sites, with convenient access to Interstate Highways, airport facilities, and port facilities:

Interstate: Sandersville is located in Washington County, in east central Georgia. Sandersville sits between three interstates; forty-five miles south of I-20, forty-five miles north of I-16, and sixty miles east of I-75. With the completion of the Fall Line Freeway Sandersville will have four-lane access to I-20 and I-75.

Airport: Sandersville is two hours and fifteen minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which is the world’s busiest passenger airport. Locally, Kaolin Field has a 5,000-foot runway and can accommodate jets and small aircraft. The airport has a fixed base operator and can provide jet fuel.

Port: The port of Savannah is two hours from Sandersville. Savannah is ranked in the top five of ports in the United States in the number of containers handled.

The Sandersville Railroad Company will be pleased to assist your company in bringing your business to our community.

©2005 Sandersville Railroad Company | PO Box 269, Sandersville, GA | (478) 552-5151