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A general discussion about shortlines, industrials, and military railroads

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  by scottl89
I'm wondering if anyone knows of companies that own railroads which only transport their own goods (i.e. industrial railways operated by a non-railroad company).

For example, I know USG operates a narrow-gauge railway in Plaster City which exclusively hauls gypsum from their mine and Coors has a railway within their Golden, CO plant. I'm looking for other examples within the United States.
  by Return to Reading Company Olney Sta
January 2021 issue of Trains magazine has an article discussing the Cumberland Mines RR in southwestern PA. Originally mine and RR were owned/operated by US Steel; today by Contura Energy. Sole operation is to transport output of the mine to Monongahela River for transloading to barges. Standard gauge but no connection to the national rail network. Article discusses how rolling stock acquisitions need be barged from Norfolk Southern across river.
  by urr304
Muskingum Ry of American Electric Power [AEP].
Here is thread:
muskingum-electric-t14715.html?sid=42f7 ... e0c8abd5eb

Cartier Railroad in Quebec which is not connected to anything but a rail ferry, owned now y Arcelor Mittal.
Quebec North Shore & Labrador owned by Iron Ore Company of Canada, it is a common carrier connects to three or four other private railways plus a former line owned by First Nations.

Do not have much tiume to look up more, I am sure plenty can add mopre.