Anything pertaining to railfanning in Ohio.
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Hurricane Agnes in 1972 that caused the bankruptcy, too many routes from the east to Chicago, a bad decline in maintenance, a lack of plant modernization, made it an easy choice. If only it could have hung on for a few years, it would have made a great intermodal route. I don't know if the long discussed Santa Fe purchase was ever a real thing or a pipe dream, that would have been something that would have made it a super route, but it didn't happen. Had it lasted into Conrail and continued to be a route, I imagine L. Stanley Crane would have changed that with one inspection train trip.
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There is a book titled "When the Railroad Leaves Town" and it describes the stagnation (and loss) that grips the location. Ohio City could be Exhibit "A".