The Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company (W&LE) handles significant carloads of pulpboard rollstock and scrap paper in box cars for numerous boxboard plants and scrap paper operations in northeast Ohio. Paper customers who do not have direct rail service can benefit from rail service through the following W&LE transload partners:

  • Cotter Merchandise Storage located in Akron, Ohio, has a 366,000 square foot warehouse for storage and transloading with indoor box car loading and unloading.
  • Peoples Services ( has a 100,000 square foot warehouse at Massillon, Ohio, suitable for storage and transloading with three rail car spots available for handling box cars. Peoples also operates their own fleet of dry van trucks for pick-up and delivery.

Empty box cars are regularly available on W&LE for customers to utilize for reloading outbound paper shipments.

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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