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Our Railroads

Winchester and Western Railroad Company (WV/VA/MD Division)

The history of the Winchester & Western (W&W) began in the Summer of 1916.  The Baltimore & Ohio railroad and the Winchester Lumber Company decided that the forests of Hardy, Hampshire, and Frederick Counties of West Virginia could be harvested for their vital resources. In the years following, which included the First World War, rail traffic was on the rise leading to an increased need for more rail ties.

Thus, The Intermountain Construction Company began working on the Winchester & Western Railroad, with the first train taking track in January, 1918.  The initial train carried lumber from Gore to Winchester, VA. In the mid-1980s, the railroad was then split into the Virginia Division and the New Jersey Division, which both have connections to CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern Railway, two major Class I Railroads.

Today, the Virginia Division has 53 miles of track running through the Shenandoah Valley and moves approximately 12,500 carloads per year.  The New Jersey Division has 47 miles of track and moves approximately 8,500 carloads per year.The Virginia Division has 2 lines: the Winchester Mainline, and the Sandman Branch. The latter covers the 18 miles of track between Gore and Winchester, VA.

Services Offered

Railcar Repair And Storage



5550 Winchester Ave. Suite 3
Martinsburg, West Virginia 25405

Customer Service:
Email Customer Service

Doug Long


Miles Operated:
53 Miles

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


OmniTRAX  railroad
Class 1 railroad


General Freight Tariff 5000-Effective 12.01.2023

WW Rate Tariff 8001 – Effective 04.01.2023

WW Rate Tariff 8001 – Effective 04.01.2024

Quarterly Fuel Surcharge Report

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Industrial Site Development

summaryStrategically located in the Mid‐Atlantic region and accessible by rail, air, and highway, Berkeley County, WV, is a dynamic commercial and manufacturing business center. Major population centers and business markets are within a 500‐mile radius including the Baltimore Washington metropolitan area, Philadelphia, Richmond, Va., and New York City. Our geographic location, diverse workforce, and business‐friendly county agencies place us in a unique marketing environment; one where our quality of life is enhanced by our “small town” character and sense of community.
project highlightsA premier commercial opportunity owned by the Development Authority of Berkeley County, Tabler Station Rail Industrial Park is ready to meet your manufacturing and distribution needs! This property has 3,100 feet of frontage along the Winchester & Western Railroad and access to Class 1 railroads CSXT and NS. The site is in the heart of the Tabler Station Business Park, a prime location one mile from I‐81 and adjacent to the Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport.