The Town of Cape Charles will be meeting with managers of the Canonie property, which is the land next to the harbor that was once used by former Bay Coast and Eastern Shore railroads. Town Manager John Hozey told the Mirror that they plan to talk about consolidating all of the small leases into one master lease, and perhaps acquiring a little extra land for boat and RV parking so that the town can ease some of the parking issues in the historic district.
On July 15, 2019, Cassatt Management, LLC d/b/a Bay Coast Railroad (BCR), Eastern Shore Railroad, Inc. (ESRR), and Canonie Atlantic Co. (CAC) filed with the Surface Transportation Board a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10903 for BCR and ESRR to discontinue their lease operations over, and for CAC to abandon, approximately 49.1 miles of rail line in Accomack and Northampton Counties, Va.
Since that time, the railyard in Cape Charles has been quiet, except for the speculation of what might eventually take its place.
The Mirror will report details as they become available.