Purchase Of Eastern Panhandle Railroad May Bolster Economy


On this West Virginia Morning, we’ll hear how the purchase of a railroad in the Eastern Panhandle may have a big impact on that region’s economy.

Colorado-based OmniTRAX, a freight-only transportation company that links several railroads from coast to coast in the U.S., purchased the Winchester & Western Railroad for $105 million in September. The railroad runs through part of West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle, and as Liz McCormick reports, the purchase is expected to improve West Virginia’s economy by attracting more businesses to the Eastern Panhandle.

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