R.J. Corman West Virginia Line: Taking a Chance on a Turnaround

This article describes how the R.J. Corman Company transformed a 16-mile short line railroad’s infrastructure in only 90 days and won the 2007 Short Line & Regional Railroad of the Year award. The project included rehabilitating 12 miles of existing track of what had previously been the West Virginia Southern, a former switching carrier that was renamed RJCV after R.J. Corman acquired it in July 2005. The company installed a 125-member work team in Pax, West Virginia, and cleared right-of-way and reconstructed an abandoned four miles of track including a 1,100-foot tunnel. The line carries coal from Pioneer Fuel Company’s new coal loading facility at Pax.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Maps; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 26, 28, 30
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01050240
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 2007 2:40PM