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Cleveland Commercial Railroad to lease, operate Wheeling & Lake Erie line

Cleveland Commercial Railroad Co. L.L.C. recently sought Surface Transportation Board approval to operate a 10.4-mile line owned by the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Co. (W&LE).

In June, the railroads reached a lease and operating agreement on the line between Cleveland and Glenwillow, Ohio. The line previously was operated by Connotton Valley Railway Inc.

W&LE operates 840 track miles in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Maryland, interchanges with three Class Is and 14 short lines, and moves coal, stone, iron ore and steel.

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