Dedicated to Ohio railroads, past and present

This site features photos, images, and info on Ohio railroads (and some western PA and northwest WV), as well as links to other good railroad sites. Ohio is rich with rail, but it used to have a lot more. The Erie, B&O, Pennsylvania, New York Central, Nickel Plate (Wheeling & Lake Erie), Akron-Barberton Belt, and the AC&Y (Akron, Canton & Youngstown) all ran through the Akron area. Now all that's left is CSX, Norfolk-Southern, and the new Wheeling & Lake Erie. This site is designed to take you back, and also deals with present operations of the roads that remain

B&O Color Position Light signal. Enjoy them while you can, they'll be gone before you know it.

NEW September 2018 - The PCs Collinwood YMCA Dorm and Others by Chip Syme.

NEW - Old Girl by Chip Syme.

NEW - A piece on switching the Jensie Mine in Jefferson County, Ohio on the Penn Central Wolf's Run Branch (former New York Central) ca. 1970, from the fireman on that train Chip Syme.

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This website is not affiliated with any of the railroads featured, nor any other company or organization. I just did it to help preserve and share our railroad heritage, and for the fun of it! All pictures and recordings are © unless otherwise indicated.

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Last updated: September 17, 2018

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