A BRIEF HISTORY
WHEELING & LAKE ERIE RAILROAD
The Wheeling & Lake
Erie's history began with the organization of the Carroll County Rail Road on March 9, 1850.
This ten mile horse-car line eventually grew into a five hundred mile railroad
that formed a cross in northern Ohio.
From the original Carroll County, the line extended west to Canton by 1880. Then it was built north to
in 1881, the same year the Nickel Plate was built. The Connotton Valley,
as it was now known, then turned south, where it reached Coshocton in 1883. It
later reached Zanesville
as a standard gauge railroad, now called the Cleveland, Canton & Southern
Railroad. The C.C. &S. became part of the Wheeling on August 5, 1899.
The original Wheeling
& Lake Erie was incorporated on April 6, 1871 to build a railroad between
the Ohio River and Lake Erie. Toledo was selected as the
northern terminus with a branch to Huron. This mainline was completed in 1889.
The W&LE never did reach Wheeling, West Virginia on its own rails, as the mainline ended at
Martins Ferry, Ohio, but did reach Wheeling via the Wheeling Bridge & Terminal Co., and
completed a branch to Steubenville
MICRO METAL FOIL ADHESIVE
"Fact is that nothing looks like real metal except real metal. And
Micro Foil Adhesive is a very easy and very inexpensive way to apply
real metal in the form of metal foil to your models. The most common
foil is ordinary household foil which most people have at home. But
with a little checking around you will find that there is also
stainless steel foil, copper foil, etc. The softer and thinner foils
are the easiest to use, but the surface you want to metal clad is not
too tough, you can use anything."
IN THE WORKS
month we will be letting you know what we're working on for the near
future. Please remember to check out this newsletter each month for
details of upcoming releases.
- CNW Covered Hoppers
- Canadian National Boxcars
- UP, CSX, ACFX Style Stencil Lettering - White
- UP, CSX, ACFX Style Stencil Lettering - Black
- UP, CSX, ACFX Style Stencil Lettering - Yellow