Fairmont Subdivision

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The Fairmont Subdivision is a railroad line owned and operated by CSX Transportation in the U.S. state of West Virginia. The line runs from Grafton northwest to Rivesville[1] along the old Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road main line and a former branch of it.[2][3]

At its southeast end, the Fairmont Subdivision junctions with the Mountain Subdivision near its west end, where it becomes the Bridgeport Subdivision. The northwest end is at a junction with the Norfolk Southern Railway's Loveridge Secondary, along which CSX has trackage rights north to the Mon Subdivision near Brownsville, Pennsylvania.

History[edit]

The majority of the Fairmont Subdivision, from Grafton to Fairmont, was opened in 1852 as part of the B&O's main line.[4] A short piece in Fairmont opened around 1890 as part of the Fairmont, Morgantown and Pittsburgh Railroad.[5] The entire line became part of the B&O and CSX through leases and mergers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CSX Timetables: Fairmont Subdivision". Archived from the original on November 26, 2002.
  2. ^ "FT-Fairmont Sub". RaidoReference.com.[unreliable source?]
  3. ^ "CSX Huntington East Timetable" (PDF). MultimodalWays.
  4. ^ "PRR Chronology, 1852" (PDF). Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society. March 2005.[dead link]
  5. ^ Ross, Phil (1994). "The Scotts Run Coalfield from the Great War to the Great Depression: A Study in Overdevelopment". West Virginia History. Vol. 53. West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History. pp. 21–42.