Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad

Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad (HMIFL)

Location: Toledo, OH 43604 Lucas County
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N 41° 38.302', W 83° 32.491'

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"Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad"

The first railroad to operate west of the Allegheny Mountains was Toledo's colorful "Erie and Kalamazoo." Begun in 1832, the line was completed by 1836. Its rails were made of oak topped with thin iron strips. Horses pulled small railcars the 30 miles between Toledo and Adrian, Michigan. In July, 1837, a steam locomotive replaced the horses.

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"Toledo as a Rail Center"

From the Erie and Kalamazoo's simple beginning, Toledo's great rail system developed. By 1900 thirteen railroad companies operated from Toledo's terminal and port facilities, making it the third largest rail center in the United States. Numerous passenger trains, and thousands of railcars carrying agricultural products, raw materials, and manufactured goods from all over the country, arrived and departed daily.
Series This marker is part of the Erie & Kalamazoo Railroad series, and the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series.
Marker Number9-48
Year Placed1987
Placed ByToledo Sesquicentennial Commission and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 3:24pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 288321 N 4612746
Decimal Degrees41.63836667, -83.54151667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 38.302', W 83° 32.491'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 38' 18.12" N, 83° 32' 29.46" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)419
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 415 Emerald Ave, Toledo OH 43604, US
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