OHIO RR's - 1970 - 1976

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OHIO RR's - 1970 - 1976

Post by BlockLine_4111 » Wed Jun 30, 2004 6:31 pm

Back in the day how much clout did the following RR's have in OHIO.

1. EL
2. PC
3. N&W
4. Chessie System
5. other railroads


Penn Central

Post by chessie8212 » Wed Jun 30, 2004 6:59 pm

The PC had a boatload of trackage throughout Ohio. Since they acquired all of the NYC/PRR trackage all over the state they criss-crossed lines all over the state. Some places, such as Crestline, Toledo, and Cleveland had multiple PC mainlines. I have an employee timetable for the PC's Lake Region and it has pages and pages of track maps/timetables/track charts.


Post by emtboo » Sat Aug 07, 2004 11:11 am

The Erie Lackawanna was mostly a bridge route in Ohio. They only had the Cleveland to Youngstown, Marion to Dayton branch lines. They did have a good business base in Youngstown, Akron, Cleveland docks, Ashland, Mansfield, Lima and their major yard in Marion but compared to the other RR's you listed, they were the little guy, but they were preferred above the others for High/Wide movements and fast Trailer Trains from Chicago to East Coast.

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