Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Middle Creek Subdivision

Railroad / Kentucky

The Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad (C&O) Middle Creek Subdivision extended from the C&O’s Big Sandy Subdivision at Prestonsburg, Kentucky to David.


In 2004, the successor to the C&O, CSX Transportation, filed to abandon on all but the first mile of track on the Middle Creek Subdivision, 1 citing a lack of traffic on the line since the early 1990s. 2 3 Due to the complications of railbanking and the effect on the Middle Creek National Battlefield, the branch was not abandoned outright. 4


Sources

  1. “Middle Creek Subdivision-MZ.” TrainWeb 15 June 2002. 3 Nov. 2009 Article.
  2. Seay, Tom. “Kentucky Abandonments.” Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Magazine July/August 2004. 3 Nov. 2009 Article.
  3. Surface Transportation Board. CSX Transportation, Inc.–abandonment exemption–in Floyd County, KY. N.p., 9 Feb. 2004. Web. 3 Nov. 2009. Article.
  4. Surface Transportation Board. CSX Transportation, Inc.–abandonment exemption–in Floyd County, KY. N.p., 6 Sept. 2004. Web. 3 Nov. 2009. Article.