B&O route to Chicago

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B&O route to Chicago

Postby Roscoe P. Coaltrain » Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:04 pm

Before the line via Sand Patch was constructed, what was the B&O's primary routing to get to Chicago?

Was it Grafton, to Wheeling, to Warwick, to Willard?

Or was it Grafton, to Parkersburg, to Zanesville, to Newark, to Willard?

Or was it Grafton, to Wheeling, to Zanesville, to Newark, to Willard?
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Re: B&O route to Chicago

Postby mmi16 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:47 pm

It was Grafton, to Wheeling, to Zanesville, to Newark, to Chicago Jct (which later become Willard). The line from Newark to Chicago Jct continued on to the Lake Erie port of Sandusky, OH.
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Re: B&O route to Chicago

Postby shlustig » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:48 am

Wasn't the mainline via Sand Patch constructed and in service prior to the B&O going to Chicago from Chicago Jct.?
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Re: B&O route to Chicago

Postby mmi16 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:47 pm

shlustig wrote:Wasn't the mainline via Sand Patch constructed and in service prior to the B&O going to Chicago from Chicago Jct.?

Yes - The line from Pittsburgh to Chicago Jct still needed to be constructed. That was the last segment of the line to be built.
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