Indeed, traffic is booming on the Penn Central in West Virginia. Not only chemicals and coal, but general merchandise freight is booming. Switch jobs are working three shifts to the chemical plants up and down the valley.
Sidings are full of cars either being loaded or unloaded. Two runs are being run to one of Union Carbide’s mines in the hills, while one run is going to the other major mine.
Even though the Kanawha Secondary isn’t well known to the rest of the Penn Central system nor to railfans, it brings in the revenue to the bottom line.
Below are photos of us railroaders working hard and moving freight….