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).
Lumber customers who do not have direct rail service can benefit from rail service through W&LE transload partners such as Eastwood Manufacturing and Raven Logistics:
- Eastwood Manufacturing at Orrville, Ohio, has a lumber reload and warehouse equipped to handle lumber 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.
- Raven Logistics Inc. (www.ravenlogistics.com) at Navarre, Ohio, has a lumber reload equipped to handle lumber shipments from rail to truck and from truck to rail.
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 at .