July 21, 2020
North Carolina Railroad Company Names Carl M. Warren Next President

After a highly competitive national search, the North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) announced that Carl M. Warren will assume the role as the next President, effective August 17, 2020.

“Carl brings extensive industry expertise in both the public and private sector to the NC Railroad Company, which will be instrumental as we usher in the next phase of growth and development,” said William V. Bell, Board Chairman of NCRR. “I am excited to welcome Carl to the team and have great confidence in the future of the Company under his leadership.”

During his tenure at CSX, Carl led industrial, port and commercial development across 23 states, two Canadian provinces and Mexico. His most recent role focused on driving growth to CSX by aligning business development efforts around short lines, port authorities, site selection consultants and new customers. He also has diverse public and private sector experience from previous assignments at CSX, the Port of Portland, Oregon and BNSF Railway, in real estate, operations planning, sales & marketing and port development.

“I have seen firsthand how the North Carolina Railroad Company is a unique asset to North Carolina, providing a strategic advantage in economic development,” said Warren. “I look forward to joining the NCRR team to work with stakeholders across the state, large and small, public and private, to help attract transformational industry and jobs to the state.”

NCRR retained Korn Ferry, a national management consulting firm, to lead the executive search. A testament to the Company’s uniqueness and strong reputation, the national search attracted noteworthy attention from highly qualified prospective applicants from near and far.

About the North Carolina Railroad Company

The North Carolina Railroad Company is a private corporation whose voting stock is owned by the State of North Carolina. The Company manages the use of 317 miles of track and property stretching from Charlotte to the Port of Morehead City. The Company’s mission is to put the North Carolina Railroad Company to work for the good of the people of North Carolina and improve our state by expanding freight rail opportunities to grow business, enabling rail to move people and investing in North Carolina.

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Big news! 2022 was a record-breaking year for passenger rail in NC. Trains carried a record 522.5k people, surpassing the pre-pandemic record from 2014 of 481.5k travelers. We're excited to see more people using such a great resource in our state! https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article271329097.html

Today is NCRR Charter day. Our charter, signed in 1849, outlined a need to connect the state from "east to west." We're proud to say our 317-mile rail corridor helps move people and freight east to west AND north to south. Don't worry, we'll keep exceeding expectations.

The weight ratio between a car and a soda can is about 4,000 to 1. The weight ratio between the average freight train and an average family-sized car is also 4,000 to 1. When a car hits a soda can, the can is destroyed. Don't be the soda can. #STOPTrackTragedies

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