Painesville railroad museum in 2018
|Location||475 Railroad Street|
Painesville, Ohio 44077
|Owned by||Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway (1893 – 1914)|
New York Central (1914 – 1968)
Penn Central (1968 – 1971)
Greyhound Lines (1971 – 1988)
Conrail (1971 – 1993)
Edward Dunlap (1993 – 1997)
Western Reserve Railroad Ascociation (1997 – present)
|Opened||February 1, 1893|
Painesville is a disused railroad depot in Painesville, Ohio. It was opened in 1893 to replace an older depot on the same line. The depot is located on Railroad Street. The depot is currently used as a railroad museum.
July 1892 - Groundbreaking of the new Lake Shore depot.
February 1, 1893 - Station opens
May 1971 - Passenger service to Painesville Depot had stopped, the depot became a Greyhound Bus station until about mid 1988.
1988 - Conrail used the depot for storing signals and equipment.
1997 - The Western Reserve Railroad Association was formed to help save this historic landmark.
2002 - Ohio Historical Maker awarded
2015 - City of Painesville makes Railroad Street and Depot a Historic District.
2017 - Railroad museum opens