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Fairmont & Mannington Railroad

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The Fairmont & Mannington Railroad (F&M) was a trolley line was controlled by the Monongahela Valley Traction Company. The F&M rail line extended northwestward across the divide from Fairmont, WV to Buffalo Creek at Barrackville, WV; thence westward along the south bank of the latter stream to Mannington, WV, a total distance of 17 miles. The road was completed during 1910. The F&M had a large amount of passenger traffic due to the development of the coal mining industry in the area the railroad served.