Flatwoods to Sutton

The Sutton Branch

The Sutton Branch was built by the West Virginia & Pittsburgh Railroad in 1898. The following year, it was purchased by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad which then abandoned the line in 1930. A topographical map from 1907 shows the short branch line (highlighted for visibility). It split from the B&O Virginia and Pittsburg Branch at Flatwoods (at the top right) and headed south to Sutton (bottom left).

Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

BALTIMORE & OHIO RAILROAD
Docket Number: 8485 Date: 9/20/1930 Section: 1
App. for certificate to abandon the Sutton Branch of its West Virginia and Pittsburgh Branch, Charleston Division, between Flatwoods and Sutton, Braxton County, West Virginia, a distance of 5.63 miles.
Length: 5.63 miles Citation: 166 ICC 642  

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