- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia’s Division of Natural Resources will partner with the State Rail Authority to improve operations at Pocahontas County’s historic Cass Scenic Railroad State Park.

The partnership announced on Monday will transfer responsibility for Cass’ rail operations to the authority, which is the central state agency for railroad matters. The authority already operates two other state-owned railroads: the West Virginia Central Railroad and the South Branch Valley Railroad.

The Division of Natural Resources will continue to operate Cass Scenic Railroad State Park. The division says visitors to the park and to Cass Scenic Railroad will see no change in the operation of either the park or the railroad.

The park has 100,000 annual visitors.

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