W&LE Trackage Rights to Hagerstown

The Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway (reporting mark WE) is a Class II regional railroad that provides freight service, mainly in the U.S. state of Ohio. Website: http://www.wlerwy.com/

W&LE Trackage Rights to Hagerstown

Postby Shortline614 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:13 am

I was looking at a map of the W&LE and noticed they had trackage rights over CSX to Hagerstown, Maryland. What is the purpose of these trackage rights, and how often does the W&LE use them?
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Re: W&LE Trackage Rights to Hagerstown

Postby lvrr325 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:50 pm

It replicates the end of the old Alphabet Route, where the W&LE and P&WV teamed up with Western Maryland and other roads to reach east coast destinations. It was used for grain trains and later some ore trains but may currently be dormant.
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