Friday, November 13, 2009

Short line operator seeks to lease NS line in West Virginia

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The Charleston, Blue Creek & Sanderson Railway Co. (CB&SR) has asked the Surface Transportation Board for authority to lease and operate two Norfolk Southern lines totaling 30.6 miles in West Virginia. The lines run approximately from Charleston to Morris Fork and from Falling Rock to Blue Creek.

NS will retain operating rights for access to a potential future interchange with the Elk River Railroad.

CB&SR said its projected revenue would qualify it as a Class III carrier. The earliest the transaction may be consummated is Nov. 27, according to the STB.