Lake Shore Electric Railway

Lake Shore Electric Railway (HMN3K)

Location: Vermilion, OH 44089 Erie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 25.285', W 82° 21.485'

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At this site the Lake Shore Electric Railway crossed a bridge that spanned the Vermilion River. The western abutment of the former bridge is plainly visible just below along the river bank. Widely known as the "Greatest Electric Railway" in the United States," the flaming orange trolley cars of the Lake Shore Electric Railway transported people and freight for thirty-seven years (1901-1938) along the southern Lake Erie shores from Cleveland to Toledo often reaching speeds of sixty miles per hour. The interurban line played a primary role in the development of the western Cleveland suburbs and also carried throngs of summer visitors to Lake Erie recreation facilities at Avon Beach Park, Linwood Park, Crystal Beach, Mitiwanga, Ruggles Grove, Rye Beach, and Cedar Point. The power lines still standing along the system's right-of-way attest to the fact that it also assisted in bring electric power to the entire region
HM NumberHMN3K
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number25 - 22
Year Placed2006
Placed ByVermilion Area Archival Society and The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 11:35am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 386512 N 4586429
Decimal Degrees41.42141667, -82.35808333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 25.285', W 82° 21.485'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 25' 17.10" N, 82° 21' 29.10" W
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Area Code(s)440
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 637-699 W River Rd, Vermilion OH 44089, US
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