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“WV Rail Heritage” – WV Tourism

rail heritage broch

Short history of major railroads in West Virginia, plus current excursion / tourist trains, historic depots, stations, and museums.

Explore WV Tourism’s “WV Rail Heritage” Brochure pdf (2012)


The West Virginia rail system historically had at least 6 major railroads, as shown on the cover of this book:

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The New York Central no longer exists – its routes were taken over by other railroads; the Norfolk & Western and the Virginian are among those that merged to form the present day Norfolk Southern; the Baltimore & Ohio, the Chesapeake & Ohio and the Western Maryland merged into CSX.

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