1910 on the CN in Ney Ohio

Find an old ROW or want to know what the name of that one tower along the EL was? Post any historical questions or comments here. Open to any era from around the Ft Wayne area. Interurbans welcome!

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1910 on the CN in Ney Ohio

Post by Notch 8 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:26 am

(June 24, 1953, 65 years ago): The Cincinnati Northern Railroad used a diesel locomotive for the first time. The Cincinnati Northern Railroad ran from Franklin, Ohio, north of Cincinnati to Jackson, Mich., passing through the Williams County communities of Bryan, Pulaski, West Unity and Alvordton. Until 1953, the railroad used steam locomotives exclusively. On its initial trip, the Cincinnati Northern diesel locomotive—pulling 84 freight cars—struck a U.S. Army truck at the crossing of what was then Ohio Route 384 (today U.S. Route 6). The truck driver was injured and the diesel locomotive was damaged. This circa 1910 photograph of a Cincinnati Northern steam locomotive at the Ney depot in Defiance County is from the Kevin Maynard collection.
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Re: 1910 on the CN in Ney Ohio

Post by Hotbox » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:16 pm

That was essentially a north-south feeder line of the NYC, wasn't it? Similar in scope to the FW & J?

My first exposure to that line was finding all of those free standing piers that once supported the long gone bridge in Rockford Ohio where the line crossed the St Mary's river.

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