About This Place
Raceland is a city in Greenup County, Kentucky, in the Ohio River valley. The population was 2,355 at the 2000 census.
Raceland is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 288,649.
Raceland is home to the Raceland Car Shop. When it was built in the 1920s, it was one of the largest railway car repair shops in the United States. The shop was completed in two years. It is located adjacent to CSX's Russell Yard, which operated under C&O, then CSX, and currently under Progress Rail Services.