The Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company (W&LE) handles significant carloads of lumber and panel products every year in center beam flat cars, high cube box cars, stake flat cars, and bulkhead flat cars, for over fifteen shippers and receivers.
Shipments include engineered wood products, dimensional lumber, treated wood utility poles, particleboard, plywood, oak timbers, and oriented strand board (OSB).
As the largest regional railroad in Ohio, we offer over 840 miles of track through Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.
W&LE has direct connections with three Class I railroads and interchanges with 14 Class II and Class III railroads for fast, efficient, and more cost-effective transport for lumber.
Transload Partners for Lumber
Lumber customers who do not have direct rail service can benefit from rail service through W&LE transload partners such as Eastwood Manufacturing and Savage Safe Handling:
Eastwood Manufacturing at Orrville, Ohio, has a lumber reload and warehouse equipped to handle shipments from rail to truck and from truck to rail. Indoor and outdoor storage is available and the facility can handle both box cars and center beam flat cars.
Savage Safe Handling
Savage Safe Handling at New Stanton, PA, has a 60 acre, paved, lit secure site with 90 car spots. This facility has a full lumber reload with 4 acres of outside storage and a 20,000 square foot lumber shed. They also offer a 30,000 square foot paper grade cross-dock facility with 9 rail doors and temperature control. This facility is served through a switch with the SWP, who serves this customer daily. There is also easy access to I-70 and I-76.
Transport Lumber on Ohio’s Largest Regional Railroad
Empty 73-foot center beam flat cars and high cube sixty foot box cars are regularly available on W&LE for customers to utilize for backhaul shipments of lumber products to western destinations.
Customers who desire to perform their own transloading or build a rail-served facility on W&LE can learn more about the wide variety of sites and tracks available by contacting us.