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West Virginia Central Railroad

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The West Virginia Central Railroad (WVCR), located near the center of the state, passes through Barbour, Randolph, Pocahontas and Webster counties. The line was purchased from CSX Transportation on September 26, 1997, and is comprised of the former CSXT Belington, Tygart and Laurel Subdivisions and Dailey Branch. With a total of 132.13 route miles of trackage, the WVCR connects with CSXT’s Cowen Subdivision at Tygart Junction.

A private company under contract with the state, the Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad (D&GV), operates the WVCR, performing all marketing, train service and routine maintenance on the line. Freight service is currently available on the 28.4 miles between Tygart Junction and Elkins and over a portion of the Dailey Branch.