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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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MidnightWarriorCat13 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Amazing.
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Hobgoblin666 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot! Well done. :D
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KiSA-studios Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
2 :thumbsup:
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice perspective, great shot! :)
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GlennFresch Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! You've got the best Wheeling pictures I've seen anywhere.
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner 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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yankeedog Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
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 Featured By Owner 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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yankeedog Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
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 Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its good to know friends in high places!
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