Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad Memorabilia Value Guide
The Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad started operations in 1871 and stopped service in 1916 for a total period of operations of 45 years.
After the Civil War railroads exploded in the US with hundreds of lines starting service all over the country. This was the the age of steam locomotives and rail travel was still a luxury. Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad items from this time period can be very valuable and items of most types that predate 1900 will be valuable if they are in good condition. Many collectors are looking for antique railroadiana that dates before 1900 so there is a strong market for anyone looking to sell.
Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad operated routes across 2 states, this is an average amount across most railroads and is typical of small to mid size Eastern Railroads or mid size Western Railroads. Items from railroads of this size tend to be of average rarity so there usually isn't much of a premium price on items from these railroads unless the item is particularly hard to find
Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad Operated Routes in the Following States: Ohio, West Virginia