Here's some history of the Akron Canton & Lakeshore Railway Lines
The AC&L was founded in 1992 by it's parent company, the Wheeling & Lake Erie. The WE needed a route extending from the Ohio River @ Marietta, OH to the (fictional) coal docks at Fairport Harbor, OH. on the shores of Lake Erie to increase coal traffic. This required rebuilding the old B&O Valley line south of Dennison, OH and bits and pieces of ex. Norfolk & Western/B&O trackage throughout the Akron/Canton area.
The AC&L shops and home office are located in Senecaville, OH. AC&L currently interchanges with CSX @ Marietta for coal empties/loads and the WE at Gambrinus Yard (Ex. Norfolk & Western property) in Canton. Currently we operate four unit coal trains, 2 empties/2 loads north and south daily, two piggyback intermodal trains from Gambrinus to Marietta daily, and about 3 local freights serving local lumber/grain/fuel and other industries in southern Ohio.
Akron Canton & Lakeshore Lines - "Protolancing" Eastern Ohio Circa 1995