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Eastern Shore Railroad

Virginia shortline

The Eastern Shore Railroad operated 65 miles of an ex-Pennsylvania Railroad line, first opened in 1884. From a (former) Conrail connection at Pocomoke City, MD, the line travels south along the "eastern shore" peninsula of Virginia to Cape Charles. From Cape Charles, the line connects to the Norfolk area railroads via an unusual 24 mile carfloat operation. The ESHR was incorporated in 1981. Shops are at Cape Charles.