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Eastern Shore Railroad

Virginia shortline

The Eastern Shore Railroad operated 65 miles of an ex-Pennsylvania Railroad branch line, first opened in 1884 to serve the peninsula of Virginia. From a Conrail connection at Pocomoke City, MD, the line traveled south along the "Eastern Shore" peninsula of to the port town of Cape Charles. From Cape Charles, the line connected to Norfolk area railroads by means of an unusual 24 mile carfloat operation. The ESHR was incorporated in 1981. In 2005, the operation of this line was taken over by the Bay Coast Railroad, operated by Cassatt Management.