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Author Topic: West Virginia ... contribution to the economy from railroads in West Virginia  (Read 3022 times)

mohawk70

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The current issue of Trains [ August 2013 ] is totally given over to the economy of West Virginia.

Outstanding maps of West Virginia showing trackage in 1949 [ 3,774 miles ] versus 2013 [ 2,314 miles ]

Shows all of the towns ... maybe you can copy them and add in where the natural gas drilling is taking place ... maybe a lot of railroad activity to support drilling, as has happened in Pennsylvania.

http://trn.trains.com/Magazine/Issue%20Preview/2013/06/August%202013%20Issue%20Preview.aspx


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[After the September print issue is published, you may be able to access the August issue for free.   Maybe.]


« Last Edit: June 30, 2013, 03:08:52 AM by mohawk70 »
Please remember:  The planet Earth is a VOLCANO.   You cannot "save" a volcano ... and volcanoes do not NEED to be saved.

Berkeley

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It's all trucks not trains supporting ng development in the areas i am familiar with.

mohawk70

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It's all trucks not trains supporting ng development in the areas i am familiar with.


At first, it was trucks only in Pennsylvania.

But once things got going in Pennsylvania, the railroads began to transport proppants, pipe and other cargoes needed for development and they also began to transport natural gas liquids out to the refineries and other markets.

And since West Virginia does have an extensive rail network, it can be expected that the same will happen in West Virginia as did happen in Pennsylvania.


By the way, in North Dakota, railroads are heavily involved in moving oil out to refineries.  Don't know about proppants and pipe cargoes inbound, but we can find out.
Please remember:  The planet Earth is a VOLCANO.   You cannot "save" a volcano ... and volcanoes do not NEED to be saved.

Berkeley

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Dont buy rail stock yet. Things have got going in WV already. That is where my lease is. The big dispute at the moment is how to get rid of the fracking fluids. You may see it on barges going down the Ohio in the future. Right now its being trucked around.


 


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