WINCHESTER AND WESTERN RAILROAD COMPANY (VA Division)

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA

Local Office: 5550 Winchester Ave., Suite 3, Martinsburg, WV 25405

 

ABOUT WINCHESTER AND WESTERN RAILROAD COMPANY – VA DIVISION

The Winchester & Western Railroad (WW) was born in the summer of 1916 when the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, along with its subsidiary, the Winchester Lumber Company, decided that the forests of Hardy, Hampshire, and Frederick counties of West Virginia could be harvested for their resources. The years that followed saw rail traffic on the rise as the U.S. entered World War I, leading to an increased need for railroad ties.

In the mid-1980s, the WW acquired former Conrail lines, one from Winchester, Va., to near Hagerstown, Md., and others in New Jersey, connecting Bridgeton to Seabrook, Vineland, and Millville. With the new acquisitions, the railroad split into the Virginia Division, which connects directly to the CSXT at Winchester, Va., and Martinsburg, WV, and Norfolk Southern at Hagerstown, Md., and the New Jersey Division, which connects to eastern Class 1 railroads CSXT and NS via Conrail at Millville.

CONTACTS

INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT

Ean Johnson, CEcD
ejohnson@omnitrax.com
469-261-2083

BERKELEY COUNTY

Sandy Hamilton, Executive Director
shamilton@developmentauthority.com
304-267-4144, ext. 1

FREDERICK COUNTY

Patrick Barker, CEcD
pbarker@YesFrederickVA.com
540-665-0973

INTERCHANGES

Hagerstown, MD – NS
Winchester, VA – CSXT
Martinsburg, WV – CSXT

 

MILES OPERATED

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