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Locomotive & Railcar Repair

At the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company (W&LE), we understand the importance of keeping railcars in service and doing so by making quality repairs that meet AAR standards. Safety is our top priority at W&LE, making sure that our locomotive and railcar repair services are performed by experienced and knowledgeable technicians.

The locomotive and car repair shops of the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company (W&LE) are housed in single a 140,000+ square foot building which contains a 90-ton drop table, 35-ton crane, wheel truing machine, load test facility, six locomotive bays and capacity for up to 20 cars.

In honor of Al Luckring’s 31 years of dedicated service to the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway, and 61 total years of railroad service, the car shop is now named the Wheeling & Lake Erie “Al Luckring” Car Shop. Congratulations to Al on his retirement.

Repair Shop Services

Our expert technicians can handle repairs on both locomotives and railcars.

Whether you have a locomotive with a bad generator or a railcar in need of new wheels, our team is up for the job—and we do it with attention to detail and safety.

Locomotive Repair

  • Main generator/auxiliary generator replacement
  • Truck work and traction motor/wheel replacement
  • Wheel truing to AAR specifications
  • Air compressor replacement
  • EMD engine repair
  • Electrical troubleshooting

Car Repair

  • General repair (heavy & light)
  • Wheel replacement
  • Car body end and side straightening
  • Air testing
  • Wreck repairs
  • AAR inspections
  • Preparation of AAR billing

About Our Ohio Railroad

W&LE 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.

Learn More About Locomotive & Railcar Repair Services

For inquiries related to our locomotive and railcar repair shops, please contact Tim Page at To learn more about W&LE and what we can do for your company, don’t hesitate to contact us today!

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