All aboard the Lorain & West Virginia Railway! On October 10th, 2015 the Lake Shore Railway Association hosted their first ever photo run. It was a sold out event with 50 photographers including myself. First we were treated to an hour long train ride behind L&WV EMD E8 #101 on the operable portion of the former Wheeling & Lake Erie branch line. When we returned to the station everyone was allowed to roam the yard and explore the many pieces of historic equipment.

To learn more on the Lake Shore Railway Association visit –

To learn more on the Nickel Plate Road 384 visit – Restore Nickel Plate Road 384

To learn more on the route of the Lorain & West Virginia visit – L&WV Railway Route Map

To learn more on the Lake Shore Electric Railway visit – Lake Shore Rail Maps

Additionally there are several rare books that are full of information on the L&WV, LSE, and Lorain, Ashland & Southern. They are –

The Lake Shore Electric Railway Story by Herbert H. Harwood & Robert S. Korach

Lake Shore Electric Railway by Thomas J Patton Arcadia Publishing

The Nickel Plate Story by John A. Rehor

The Rattlesnake & the Ramsey: The History of the Lorain, Ashland & Southern Railroad by William S. Snyder

The Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Volumes 1 & 2 by John B. Corns

Many of these books can be found through Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and a visit to the next local area train show.