The W&LE does not use block signals, train crews are only given track warrants between two points on one of the lines.
However there are some signals that control switches (Bowerston, Jewett, Mingo Jct).
In Ohio, one of the steepest hills is Jewett Hill, between Jewett, Ohio and Hopedale, Ohio. The W&LE did try using SD40s as helpers on their loaded BNSF coaltrains to get over this hill. Those trains would have had two BNSF engines on the front (SD70MAC, ES44DC, or an SD70ACe) and a single SD40 on the rear, but the SD40s would often be damaged because the BNSF engines are more powerful and simply just dragged the SD40.
Now they just add an engine or two onto the front of the train, in front of the BNSF engines.
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