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It says its abandon due too a washout in the early 2000's.
The last time I heard anything about they said they were suppost to be repairing the line but, I do not know if it's true or not.
This section of the C&G is NOT abandoned. It's merely temporarily out of service. Granted this has been "temporarily" out of service now for about 12 years, it's yet to be officially abandoned by the C&G.
Currently CAGY is providing all the in plant switching at the "new" (now 8 years old) steel mill in Artesia and is shipping outbound loads with KCS. KCS is the driving force between reopening the track between West Point and Greenwood, as it would make the connection with KCS easier through their link with the CAGY in Greenville, and thus lessen the shipping costs for the customer. This has caused no end of conflict with the cities affected, not the least of which being Greenwood, who removed the seemingly abandoned section of track through the city, and in several places have paved over it converting it to parking lots. Greenwood built CAGY bypass around the city, with CN trackage rights being used to some degree already to service the industrial park on the southwest side of the city. Though not confirmed, it's suspected that if the line from Artesia (through West Point) is reopened, the railroad will further bypass the old main through the city's downtown area, and instead branch off of CN at or near the old diamond by the train station. (Preceding information taken from speaking with a friend who works in the area and still lives there.)