W&LE Derails 2 Locomotives in Kent

The Wheeling & Lake Erie Falls Junction to Akron train derailed two locomotives  and two cars on Thursday (March 31, 2011)in Kent, Ohio. Wheeling Nos. 302 and 301, both in the touched up Rio Grande scheme, hit a soft spot in the track and one of the rails gave way. Due to only going 10 mph, the damage was restricted to the two units and the head two cars.

Hulcher was called in to rerail the equipment. The location of the mishap was just south of where the W&LE goes over the CSX and the old EL lines in Kent. The line was open by the next morning.

Article and Photographs by Roger Durfee

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