Table 1-12: Freight Railroads Operating in West Virginia by Class: 2000

Table 1-12: Freight Railroads Operating in West Virginia by Class: 2000

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Railroad Miles operated in West Virginia1
Class I railroads 2,391
CSX Transportation 1,549
Norfolk Southern Corp. 842
Regional railroads 10
Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway Co. 10
Local railroads 277
Beech Mountain Railroad Co. 8
Elk River Railroad, Inc. 62
South Branch Valley Railroad 52
West Virginia Central Railroad 131
Winchester and Western Railroad 24
Switching and terminal railroads 3
Little Kanawha River Rail 3

1 Miles operated is in terms of railroad so that a mile of single track is counted the same as a mile of double track. Sidings, turnouts, yard switching mileage, and mileage not operated are excluded. Miles operated under trackage rights provided by another (owning) railroad are included.

NOTE: For definition of railroad types see previous table.

SOURCE: Association of American Railroads, Railroads and States - 2000, Washington, DC: 2002, available at http://www.aar.org/AboutTheIndustry/StateInformation.asp as of Mar. 19, 2002.