Cumberland mine railroad

The Cumberland Mine Railroad ia a private carrier railroad operating at the Cumberland Mine near Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. The railroad is owned by Foundation Coal and transports coal to a barge dock on the Monongahela River. It is an isolated railroad, not connected to the North American railroad network. One EMD SD38-2 locomotive is used to pull the coal trains.

The line was once owned by United States Steel, as most of the coal was used downriver in primary steelmaking.Locomotive 22 is painted in USS blue colors and is the only locomotive used on this route.

The line has 2 SD38-2 Locomotives and a fleet of leased and owned coal cars. Most trips are 37-39 coal cars with one or both locomotives. The track extends 17 miles from the river terminal to the preparation plant located about 2 miles west of Kirby. In 2009 Foundation was purchased by Alpha Natural Resources(NYSE: ANR).

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