Painesville station

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Painesville
Painesville LS&MS 1.jpg
Painesville railroad museum in 2018
Location475 Railroad Street
Painesville, Ohio 44077
Coordinates41°44′00″N 81°14′37″W / 41.7334°N 81.2436°W / 41.7334; -81.2436
Owned byLake 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)
Tracks2
Other information
Websitehttp://www.painesvillerailroadmuseum.org/
History
OpenedFebruary 1, 1893
Closed1971
Key dates
1892Groundbreaking
2017Museum Opening
Former services
Preceding station New York Central Railroad Following station
Heisley
toward Chicago
Main Line Lane
toward New York

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.[1]

History[edit]

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[2]

2015 - City of Painesville makes Railroad Street and Depot a Historic District.

2017 - Railroad museum opens

Painesville LS&MS station sign

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Painesville Railroad Museum". painesvillerailroadmuseum.org. Retrieved May 24, 2018.
  2. ^ "Remarkable Ohio". remarkableohio.org. Retrieved May 24, 2018.

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