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.
In Early September 2013, re-painting of their ALCO S4, #5109, back into its original Chesapeake and Ohio colors finished. New lights, numberboards, lanterns, and airhorn were also fitted, as the engine's rare Nathan M5 was stolen by an unknown person.
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