Grafton, West Virginia, 1992 Grafton is the major engine facility for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in the coal fields of West Virginia. Up until the 1980's The CSX B&O line from St. Louis ran all the way to Washington, D.C. thru Grafton. However CSX management decided to remove the tracks thru much of Ohio in a cost saving plan that separated this most direct route between St. Louis and the east coast. However, the area remains a strong producer of coal for the time being. In the early 1990's, the Grafton area was the base of operations for a large fleet of B&O SD50's, delivered in Chessie paint.