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West Virginia Pulp & Paper Company Lumber Railroad

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Certain portions of the rail line that was formerly the Greenbrier, Cheat & Elk Railroad (GC&E) were included in the Western Maryland (WM) purchase and were thereafter operated by the West Virginia Pulp & Paper Company (WVP&P). These lines included a branch a branch from Slaty Fork that extended around the eastern side of Gauley Mountain, entering Randolph County near the northern prong of Big Run, and another branch from Spruce southeastward across Back Allegheny Mountain, through a mountain pass 3,940 feet about sea level, down Leatherbark Run to Cass where in connected with the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O).

During the late 1920's, the company planned to take up the branch that extended from Slaty Fork into Randolph County on Gauley Mountain, but planned to operate as a private railroad the branch that connected with the C&O at Cass and the Western Maryland at Spruce.