New York Central in Fostoria Ohio?

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New York Central in Fostoria Ohio?
Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 12:14 PM

There is a overgrown bridge and right of way that goes from NW to SE...maps at the library show that it may have been NYC...any one know anything?

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Posted by Penny Trains on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 6:25 PM

Interresting.  Someone at the Akron Railroad Club may know:

https://akronrrclub.wordpress.com/tag/abandoned-railroads-of-ohio/

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Posted by nycstlrr on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 7:01 PM
The NYC tower is still standing in Fostoria. You can still make out the NYC cigar band on it.
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Posted by gmpullman on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 12:07 AM

nycstlrr
The NYC tower is still standing in Fostoria.

That tower is historically significant in that it housed the first CTC installation in the U.S.

https://ekeving.se/ctc/us/NYC_RS_1927.pdf

 

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Posted by Firelock76 on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 5:54 PM

I went deep into the archives here at the "Fortress Firelock" and...

The New York Central did indeed go through Fostoria, and so did the Baltimore and Ohio, at least according to the reprint of a late 19th-early-20th Century NYC map in one of my books.  Matter of fact, the NYC and the B&O crossed each other.

There seem to have been two others, but the print on the blasted map's so small I can't make out who they were!

Now for a real case of information overload, check this out...

http://www.railfanguides.us/oh/fostoria/

As a matter of fact, scroll down through that "Railfan Guide" and there's some aerial photos of the abandoned NYC Jackson St. tower and you can see the "ghost" (for lack of a better term) of the old NYC trackage next to it.

 

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Posted by steamhogger on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 7:31 PM
Fostoria was and still is a impotant railroad town. It has the main east - west B&O (CSX) line, the main north - south C&O (CSX) line, the main east - west NKP (N&W) line and two abanond lines, the north - south NYC  and east - west Lake Erie and Western ( NKP). They all crossed within a block of each other,
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Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Friday, July 06, 2018 10:55 AM

 Ihad no idea that was a NYC Tower have to look for the logo next time I am there.

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Posted by Overmod on Sunday, July 08, 2018 9:44 PM

Firelock76
There seem to have been two others, but the print on the blasted map's so small I can't make out who they were!

More than two by 1927 (including an electric line crossing at grade): see the Fostoria track map in the article gmpullman posted.

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Posted by Miningman on Sunday, July 08, 2018 10:34 PM

Holeee Mackinaw Jones .. looks who's back. I was worried sick. 

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