Lake Erie and Western Railroad

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Lake Erie and Western Railroad
Locale Midwestern United States
Dates of operation 1879 –
Track gauge ft 8½ in (1435 mm) (standard gauge)
Headquarters

The Lake Erie and Western Railroad was a railroad that operated in Ohio, Indiana and Illinois.

The beginning

The Seney Syndicate linked several short railroads in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois to form the Lake Erie and Western Railroad in 1879 and 1880. The Lake Erie and Western extended from the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway at Fremont, Ohio 350 miles (560 km) westward to Bloomington, Illinois.

Sources

  • Rehor, John A. (1994). The Nickel Plate story. Kalmbach Publishing Co., Waukesha, WI. ISBN 0-89024-012-4. 

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