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Re: Ohio Rail History & Preservation Thread
« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2012, 10:09:54 PM »
Sad to report the loss of the historic train station in Chillicothe, Ohio.


Depot fire in Chillicothe ruled arson; building a total loss
12:39 PM, Feb. 8, 2012

CHILLICOTHE — Chillicothe Fire Capt. Dave Russell said a fire at a former rail depot in Chillicothe on Wednesday was intentionally set.

The building, at South Sugar and East Main streets, caught fire before dawn and was reported in a phone call at 4:11 a.m.

Russell said the department believes the fire started in the southeast corner of the building. He said electricity had been shut off at the structure, and nothing inside it could have ignited on its own.

Firefighters will remain on site all day, putting out the fire as they tear the structure down. He said there was only so much firefighters could do about hot spots after the roof and walls began to collapse. Heavy machinery will be brought in this afternoon to pull debris away so firefighters can extinguish all the parts of the fire.


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Re: Ohio Rail History & Preservation Thread
« Reply #36 on: November 25, 2012, 07:47:06 PM »
Steam locomotives to be restored in Cleveland roundhouse by railroad preservationists
 By James Ewinger, The Plain Dealer
on November 25, 2012 at 3:00 PM, updated November 25, 2012 at 3:04 PM Print

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Steam could breathe new life into the old Baltimore & Ohio roundhouse near Steelyard Commons.

The Midwest Railway Preservation Society is already restoring a Mikado 2-8-2 locomotive there, where it has been rebuilding rolling stock since the organization began in 1955.

Saturday marked a turning point when the society and representatives of the Columbus-based America Steam Railroad Preservation Society signed an agreement to work together restoring a second Mikado.


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Re: Ohio Rail History & Preservation Thread
« Reply #37 on: January 25, 2013, 06:21:41 PM »
This is truly sad to see that Cincinnati Union Terminal is in such poor shape.

Here's an inside look at how historic Union Terminal is falling apart

Cincinnati Museum Center executives have been talking for years about the millions of dollars in repairs needed at historic Union Terminal – and the tab’s not getting any cheaper.

The cost of repairs is now approaching $180 million, Museum Center CEO Douglass McDonald told me. This week I got a behind-the-scenes tour of the building’s deterioration.
Photographer Mark Bowen and I saw bulging bricks, peeling paint and blistering plaster. We saw rusting steel beams and cracks that stretch across interior walls that sit behind the rotunda’s famed murals. And we saw a boiler stack spewing steam that looks like it belongs in a horror movie. The metal stack has rusted through and is gradually falling into itself. (I told McDonald he ought to see if the folks who run the USS Nightmare in Newport want to buy it for a few thousand dollars to cover replacing at least that scary piece of history.)

To be sure, the Art Deco structure, which opened in 1933, has been deteriorating for many years, largely because of the construction methods used to build it.


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Re: Ohio Rail History & Preservation Thread
« Reply #38 on: January 31, 2013, 10:05:45 AM »
Downtown train station’s future uncertain
By Ed Richter


HAMILTON — CSX Transportation officials could close the train depot in downtown Hamilton as part of a company-wide plan to close a number of these buildings across the nation.
Hamilton officials are taking a proactive approach in hopes of keeping the structure at 432 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. from becoming a vacant eyesore in the middle of downtown’s revitalization.
Jody Gunderson, Hamilton’s economic development director, said city leaders have met with CSX Transportation a couple of times during the past few months.
“The city prompted the meeting after it heard that it may close,” Gunderson said. “The employees there wanted the city to be proactive.”


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Re: Ohio Rail History & Preservation Thread
« Reply #39 on: July 29, 2013, 01:17:49 PM »
Four Ohio rail history projects score national grant dollars!

Dailey Foundation awards 13 rail heritage grants
Published: July 29, 2013
CHICAGO – The Tom E. Dailey Foundation has issued 13 Railroad Heritage Grants totaling $53,300, bringing its total 2013 grants to $140,205. The grants were announced by the foundation’s board of directors at its quarterly meeting on July 27.

The following groups received grants:


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Re: Ohio Rail History & Preservation Thread
« Reply #40 on: September 03, 2013, 03:36:50 PM »
Not Ohio, but sometimes its shadow is seen/felt here........

10:06 AM TUE SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
Buffalo Central Terminal restoration plans aim to boost regional tourism
By ASHLEY HIRTZEL

Restoration efforts continue for Buffalo’s historic Central Terminal. The plans focus on bringing life back to the large train station while boosting cultural tourism in the area.

Buffalo’s Central Terminal opened its doors in 1929. It was built to resemble Grand Central Station in New York City. During that time, the train station was filled with a variety of businesses where people could drop off their dry cleaning, get their shoes shined, or grab a meal in the restaurant.

Central Terminal Restoration Corporation’s Executive Director Marilyn Rodgers says on June 22, 1929 there were 2,200 people in the concourse at a sit-down luncheon. She says it gives people an idea of how big it is inside.

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Re: Ohio Rail History & Preservation Thread
« Reply #41 on: September 03, 2013, 04:16:11 PM »
NS demolished Hudson's depot last week, I understand.

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« Reply #42 on: September 03, 2013, 05:14:03 PM »
Yep. They did.

A recent picture of the Hudson depot......
http://akronrrclub.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/dsc048441.jpg

In happier days, where trains from New York, Washington, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Youngstown, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Columbus, Akron and Cleveland converged. In the late 1940s, 30 passenger trains a day came through here and most stopped.......

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Re: Ohio Rail History & Preservation Thread
« Reply #43 on: November 15, 2013, 05:58:31 PM »
Fostoria, Ohio now has a brand new park for those who love to watch trains.  The "Iron Triangle" RailPark had it's official opening today.  It is located at one of the busiest rail junctions in Ohio with over 100 trains a day.
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Re: Ohio Rail History & Preservation Thread
« Reply #44 on: December 16, 2013, 02:20:25 PM »
Really good piece on the only surviving train station in Columbus…outlived the station that replaced it.

http://www.columbusunderground.com/the-most-unusual-building-in-columbus-je1
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« Reply #45 on: June 01, 2014, 08:12:13 AM »
BTW, this is the depot on the west side of town on West Main, not the grand brick depot that's in downtown Kent.

133-YEAR-OLD KENT RAILROAD DEPOT MAY DISAPPEAR IF BUYER NOT FOUND
by JEREMY NOBILE | RECORD-COURIER REPORTER Published: May 28, 2014 1:00AM

Kent -- A symbol of this city's iconic industrial roots is in jeopardy.

A former railroad depot with ties to the city's early beginnings may be torn down if a private investor doesn't come forward to save it.

But whether the building on West Main Street adjacent to a Carter Lumber facility, with its chipped red siding, dingy white doors, broken windows and weathered foundation, can actually be saved remains unclear.

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Re: Ohio Rail History & Preservation Thread
« Reply #46 on: May 04, 2015, 12:40:05 PM »
I didn't know anything about this commemoration, but obviously there are a lot of other stops in Ohio as well as other states. I know Lincoln stopped in Painesville on his was to his inauguration as well as his funeral--

http://www.the2015lincolnfuneraltrain.com/


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« Reply #47 on: May 04, 2015, 07:53:51 PM »
BTW, this is the depot on the west side of town on West Main, not the grand brick depot that's in downtown Kent.

133-YEAR-OLD KENT RAILROAD DEPOT MAY DISAPPEAR IF BUYER NOT FOUND
by JEREMY NOBILE | RECORD-COURIER REPORTER Published: May 28, 2014 1:00AM

Kent -- A symbol of this city's iconic industrial roots is in jeopardy.

A former railroad depot with ties to the city's early beginnings may be torn down if a private investor doesn't come forward to save it.

But whether the building on West Main Street adjacent to a Carter Lumber facility, with its chipped red siding, dingy white doors, broken windows and weathered foundation, can actually be saved remains unclear.

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http://www.auroraadvocate.com/news%20local/2014/05/28/133-year-old-kent-railroad-depot-may-disappear-if-buyer-not-found

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« Reply #50 on: December 28, 2016, 04:20:26 PM »
Saga of Ashtabula train disaster endures after 140 years (photos, videos)
By Brian Albrecht, The Plain Dealer
on December 28, 2016 at 5:05 AM, updated December 28, 2016 at 5:06 AM

ASHTABULA, Ohio - Today, 140 years ago, Mattie Brunner had less than two days to live.

So did Jonathan Rice, Martha Smith and almost 100 other passengers aboard a train crossing a bridge high over the Ashtabula River on Dec. 29, 1876.

The westbound train, pulled by two engines to plow through drifting snow, had nearly crossed the 157-foot-long span when the bridge suddenly collapsed.

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« Reply #51 on: April 20, 2017, 08:55:15 PM »
The Dinkey and The Interurban in Delaware

An Exhibit of the Delaware County Historical Society
at The Meeker Homestead Museum on Sundays 2pm – 5pm

The people of Delaware County have always been on the move.  At first, on foot, on horseback, on buggies, and wagons. Later moving by stage coach, on bicycle, and on Trains.  Then came Street Cars and the Interurban.

Delaware had railroads since the 1850’s, for hauling freight and passengers to across the country.  Local transportation, however, was strictly horse and buggy.  Just before the turn of the century it would take 16 hours to travel by stage coach from Columbus to Delaware and not a very pleasant trip.
In 1892, The City of Delaware introduced an electric railway passenger service providing a good portion of the City with the Streetcars, some called them “Dinkeys”.

In 1903, Delaware gained an accessible transportation line to Columbus and Marion called Columbus, Delaware & Marion Railway (C.D. & M.), an electrically run Interurban rail line.

Come visit an exciting era in the growth of Central Ohio through display photographs, newspaper articles, and other archived items from the Delaware County Historical Society’s collection along with additional loaned artifacts. Some of the exhibit items have not been seen for nearly 100 years. Step into a very progressive time-period, for the country and for Delaware County.

This is important time, worthy of a visit to understand how Delaware City and County developed.

The Meeker Homestead Museum is located at 2690 Stratford Road, Delaware near the intersection of US 23, SR 315 and the recently constructed access road Meeker Way (Map and Directions).  Admission to the museum is free, but a donation of $5 to support operating costs is suggested.  Docents will be available to lead guided tours and answer questions.


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