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Moving successfully into the future.

The largest Ohio based railroad + exceptional service.

840 miles of railroad track throughout Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland.

The Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company is the largest Ohio-based railroad and among the largest regional railroads in the country. Our service area includes 840 miles of track operating in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Maryland. See our Railway Map for details on connections, interchanges, and switches.


  • Direct connections with three Class I railroads
  • Interchanges with 14 regional and shortline railroads
  • Customer service provided 7 days a week
  • Multiple switches per day available

At The Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company (W&LE), we move upwards of 140,000 freight carloads every year over our tracks in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Western Maryland. We are well equipped to transport freight quickly and efficiently while reducing costs.

Safety is paramount at the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company

Employee Safety
We provide a safe work environment through yearly safety, operating rules, and security training.

Community Safety
We partner with Operation Lifesaver, a non-profit public education program dedicated to preventing fatalities and injuries on or near railroad property.

Hazardous Materials Training
We go well above the federal requirements and have personnel trained to the levels of Tank Car Specialist, Advanced Tank Car Specialist, Operations, and Technician.

Track space and railroad property available for industrial development.

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Strategically located in the heart of the Utica Shale.

We offer track throughout the entire Utica Shale area, plus 120 miles of track in the Marcellus Shale.

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