Rail cars can move 2000 pounds of cargo 413 miles per gallon of fuel.

Appalachian Ohio boast an impressive rail system, allowing business to export goods to nearly anywhere along the Eastern part of the United States.  Terminal end stations include Western Virginia, West Virginia, South Carolina, Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Rail systems include the Baltimore and Ohio, Norfolk and Western Railway, Southern Railway, Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, West Virginia Central and Pittsburg Railway, Coal and Coke Railway, Western Maryland Railway and the Norfolk Southern Railway.   A variety of short line rails serve regional industries.