Cleveland, Akron and Columbus Railroad

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Cleveland, Akron and Columbus Railroad
LocaleOhio, United States
Dates of operation1885 (1885)
PredecessorCleveland, Mount Vernon and Delaware Railroad
SuccessorPennsylvania Railroad
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Length196.95 mi (316.96 km)[1]
HeadquartersAkron, Ohio
Route map
Cleveland
Hudson
Cuyahoga Falls
Akron
New Portage
Clinton
Warwick
Marshalville
Orrville
Apple Creek
Fredericksburg
Holmesville
Millersburg
Killbuck
Black Creek
Gann
Danville
Howard
Gambler
Mount Vernon
Bangs
Mount Liberty
Centerburg
Condit
Sunbury
Galena
Westerville
Columbus

Sources: [2]

The Cleveland, Akron and Columbus Railroad (nicknamed the "Blue Grass Route of Ohio"[3]) was a railroad company in the U.S. state of Ohio. It connected its namesake cities and served as a vital link for later parent Pennsylvania Railroad to connect between Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio.[4]

History[edit]

The company was formed through a reorganization of the Cleveland, Mount Vernon and Delaware Railroad[note 1] on December 7, 1881, as the Cleveland, Akron and Columbus Railroad.[6] It was rumored in 1881 that the line might become part of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad system, as officials of that company had made visits to the property at the time.[6] The reorganization became effective on December 31, 1885, with the first trains running under the new name on January 1, 1886.[7][8]

Rumors of control by the Pennsylvania Railroad floated in the mid-1890s,[9] with control of the CA&C ultimately gained in 1899.[7] The CA&C merged with the Cincinnati and Muskingum Valley Railroad in 1911.[10] Passenger services on the line ended on December 14, 1950.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The CMV&D was chartered on March 17, 1851, as a subsidiary of the Cleveland and Pittsburg Railroad.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Commissioner (1903), p. 228.
  2. ^ "Cleveland, Akron & Columbus Railroad (public timetable)". The Stark County Democrat. Canton, OH. July 25, 1883. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  3. ^ "Railroad Notes". The Summit County Beacon. Akron, OH. July 19, 1882. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  4. ^ a b Sanders (2007), p. 59.
  5. ^ Commissioner (1903), p. 79.
  6. ^ a b "Offices at Akron". The Summit County Beacon. Akron, OH. December 7, 1881. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  7. ^ a b Sanders (2007), p. 8.
  8. ^ Orth (1910), p. 741.
  9. ^ "Not Confirmed: Pennsylvania Said to Have Acquired Control of The C., A. & C." The Akron Beacon Journal. Akron, OH. June 29, 1896. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  10. ^ Camp (2008), p. 77.

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