US short line railroad operates coal hub in Virginia
Kanawha River Railroad (KNWA), part of Watco Companies, has taken over coal car loading on the former Winifrede Railroad, now known as the Big Eagle Railroad, located in West Virginia (USA).
The 12 km long Winifrede Railroad, originally built to haul coal, was incorporated in 1881. KNWA will load 3 to 5 coal trains per month at the Kanawha Eagle Coal Mine owned by Blackhawk Mining.
The class I railway, CSX, will take the empty cars to the company's siding and then KNWA will collect 25 wagons at a time, load them and return them to the siding. Once all cars are full, CSX will collect and deliver them to their destination. (ben)