Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway


In the morning of November 27th 1999 I by coincidence caught one of the rare grain trains (train 416) to Connellsville (and further Hagertown). The grain train was powered by a mix of power about as colorful as the W&LE can come up with. In front was 3046, an SD40 in the current W&LE  "Denver & Rio Grande Western" like paint scheme. Second unit was GP35 number 2662, third was MRL lease SD40-2XR number 257. 

Here is train 416 on the bridge across I279, just outside the Fort Pitt Tunnels. The bridge below is the West End Branch. Not exactly a shot to win prices, but the trestles near Rook deserve mentioning. November 27th 1999.