Department of Transportation

WV Central Railroad

The West Virginia Central Railroad (WVCR) is located near the center of the state and passes through Barbour, Randolph, Pocahontas and Webster counties. It was purchased from CSX Transporation on September 26, 1997. The railroad is comprised of the former CSXT Belington, Tygart and Laurel Subdivisions and Dailey Branch. It has a total of 132.13 route miles. The WVCR connects with the Appalachian & Ohio Railroad at Tygart Junction. A private company under contract with the state operates the WVCR. The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad (DGVR) performs all marketing, trains service and routine maintinance on the line. The state restores out-of-service sections to operation and performs long-term maintenance programs. The DGVR provides both freight and excursion services on the line.