Traffic picks up on former Clinchfield mainline

Once busy coal route is now being used to relieve pressure on other CSX lines
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ST. PAUL, Va. — Portions of the CSX Transportation's former Clinchfield Railroad mainline are seeing an uptick in traffic as the railroad is using the famed coal line as a reliever route. Trains' Tishia Boggs caught CSX AC440CW-H No. 516 leading empty unit coal train W103-20 headed northbound over a crossover with Norfolk Southern at St. Paul, on Thursday, Sept. 21, headed into storage. That portion of the Clinchfield that includes St. Paul was slated for mothballing in late 2015 due to declines in coal traffic.

UPDATE: Further information from railroad observers. New headline. Sept. 21, 2017, 3:36 p.m. Central time.

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