Toledo, Lake Erie and Western Railway
|Toledo, Lake Erie and Western Railway and Museum|
|Locale||Lucas / Wood counties, Ohio, USA|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) (standard gauge)|
The Toledo, Lake Erie and Western Railway is a Class III railroad, operating on 16.2 miles (26.1 km) of railway, ex- Norfolk and Western Railroad, née-Toledo, St. Louis and Western Railroad (later acquired by the Nickel Plate Road)and crosses the Maumee River on a 900 ft (270 m) bridge. This bridge is the largest owned by a tourist railroad east of the Mississippi River. This line runs from Waterville to Grand Rapids, Ohio, acquired when NW was filing abandonment on the line south of MP 15. Currently Midwest Rail holds the lease on the line north of MP 15 to Dutch RD, which is still owned by Norfolk Southern. Currently TLEW only operates as a passenger railroad with Midwest Rail as sole freight operator on the line.
TLEW Locomotive Roster:
1 Witcomb 44 tonner EX AA 62 ALCO S2 EX DC 112 ALCO S2 EX CO 202 Baldwin 0-6-0 EX DE 5109 ALCO S4 EX CO
9752, an ALCO S4 of PC heritage was scrapped in 2010 to get parts for 5109 and 62. Some parts were also taken off 112 for this repair.
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