Minerals & Coal

The Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company (W&LE) handles many thousands of carloads of industrial minerals and coal. Shipments in covered hoppers include pulverized limestone, cement, and frac sand. Coal shipments move in open top hoppers.

Customers who do not have direct rail service can benefit from rail to truck transload through three major W&LE transload partners:

  • Arrow Materials – Modern Transportation operates a major frac sand terminal at Rook Yard in Green Tree, Pennsylvania. They are quipped to perform rail to truck and truck to rail transload of industrial minerals and other bulk commodities from multiple tracks.
  • Bellaire Harbor Service, LLC, operates a transload and riverport located in Bellaire, Ohio, adjacent to State Route 7 with direct barge access to the Ohio River, and has 50-car railcar capacity. The company specializes in bulk offloading and loading from barge to rail, rail to barge, and rail to truck. Capabilities include handling of aggregates, coal, fertilizer, salt, scrap iron, steel coils, and other bulk materials.
  • Warrenton River Terminal is a major transload and riverport at Rayland, Ohio, located on over 200 acres adjacent to State Route 7 with direct barge access to the Ohio River, and has 120-car railcar capacity. The company specializes in bulk unit train offloading and loading from barge to rail, rail to barge, and rail to truck. Capabilities include handling of aggregates, coal, fertilizer, salt, scrap iron, steel coils, steel slabs, pig iron, and other bulk materials.

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 .



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