Accessing Property

Safety is the first and foremost priority of the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company (W&LE). The right of way and property of W&LE is private property. Persons found on W&LE property without expressed written permission are considered trespassing and may be arrested and prosecuted.

Any entry or construction activity on railroad right of way must be authorized by the railroad in writing via a Permit to Enter (PTE). The application for the PTE is available in the link below.

WLE – Application Permit to Enter

The applicant must submit the completed application to the Real Estate Department along with a check or money order for the non-refundable $500 application fee. The application must include the exact location and scope of work. Incomplete applications will be immediately rejected.

Insurance Requirements:

Generally, applicants must provide a Certificate of Insurance showing the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company as the certificate holder. It must provide Commercial General Liability Coverage / Railroad Protective Liability Insurance with a combined single limit of not less than Five Million ($5,000,000) Dollars for personal injury and property damage per occurrence. This certificate must not exclude railroad work or operations.

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