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WLE Double tunnel by DragonWolfACe WLE Double tunnel by DragonWolfACe
Wheeling and Lake Erie coke train from Mingo Junction with Follansbee coke heads west in a very secluded part of the former Pittsburgh and West Virginia main line. The train has just punched out of the first of two tunnels in the distance of a thousand feet.

This was a 20 minutes hike down to the main and a 30 minute hike back out. Why, its all uphill going out.

No need to fear, Im not in the tunnel. This was done with a 300MM.
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Hobgoblin666 Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot! Well done. :D
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shenanigan87 Jul 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice perspective, great shot! :)
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GlennFresch May 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! You've got the best Wheeling pictures I've seen anywhere.
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DragonWolfACe May 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, thanks.
Id suggest looking for Burghman's, PWVJer's, Wade Massie's, and Dave Baer's pictures. Look hard enough and youll find Dave's shots of W&LE grain trains in the early ninetys with high hood SD45s. Good stuff there! All of em have had alot more luck and sun then I have with stuff east of Rook.
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:iconyankeedog:
Very Cool! I heard about these locomotives. W&LE has the old N&W yard south of Pittsburgh near Greentree.

I've been down to the Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel plant in Steubenville across the river from Follanbee, WVA. That is a great industrial area. I got some cool shots of the old North Blast Furnace while I was down there, but no trains. :-( [link]
-YD
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DragonWolfACe May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Im waiting for Mr Parsons (CEO W&LE) to buy the D&RGW SD50s or whatever is still in Rio Grande paint from UP. Parsons use to work for D&RGW.
Around here, W&LE is nicknamed the Wheeling Grande for their paint schemes.

Hey, no kinding about be down in the North Furnaces. How did that happen? Closes I can get is from Rt7.
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:iconyankeedog:
That would be cool! It would sure add some color to the rail scene around here! I get so tired of NS's B&W, It's a thrill to see some CR units or CSX freights with a mixed bag of power. I should do a W&LE logo in the Rio Grande logo style.

A friend of mine works for Wheeling-Pitt and he took me over there. They don't usually let people outside the company on site, but my friend is a boss and he has run of the place.
-YD
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DragonWolfACe May 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its good to know friends in high places!
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