Saturday Evening Banquet

2024 Piedmont Junction will offer a formal, buffet-style, "Carolina BBQ" banquet on Saturday evening to close out the convention. This will be an optional event with an extra price of $65 per guest.





A non-host bar will be available commencing at 6:00 PM, followed by the meal service at 7:00PM.

Guest Speaker

Carl Hollowell, President of Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad will be our keynote speaker

Following in the footsteps of his father, Carl started his railroad career by accepting a job with RailTex during the acquisition of the South Carolina Centrail Railroad in Hartsville, South Carolina. Over the next 18 years, Carl received various transfers and promotions, within RailTex, leading to assignments in San Antonio, Texas; Carthage, Missouri; Petersburg, Indiana; Salt Lake City, Utah; Tengiz, Kazakhstan and Ahoski, North Carolina. After the consolidation of RailTex and RailAmerica in 2000, Carl accepted the position of Vice President of Western Operations for OmniTrax in Denver, Colorado.

Returning to the Carolinas in 2006, Carl held the position of Vice-President and General Manager of the Aberdeen, Carolina & Western Railroad in Candor, North Carolina until 2018. In 2019, Carl accepted the job as President of the Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad.

Carl, his wife Michelle and their four children (Alexandria, Dalton, Colby and Wyatt) enjoy spending time on the family farm in eastern North Carolina and on the beaches of the Outer Banks.