P&L Transportation, Inc., acquired the Appalachian and Ohio Railroad, Inc., or A&O from Watco Transportation Services, Inc. on May 15, 2006. The A&O is a privately held corporation and subsidiary of P&L Transportation, Inc. a Delaware Corporation.
The Appalachian and Ohio operates 158 miles of rail lines, between Grafton and Cowen, WV. Coal is the primary commodity the A&O transports, from the several coal mines it serves. Other freight includes logs, lumber, and chemicals.
The Appalachian and Ohio interchanges with CSXT at Grafton, WV. It also connects with three short line railroads: BEEM at Alexander, WV; ELKR at Burnsville Junction, WV; and WVC at Tygart Junction, WV.