Pennsylvania, Ohio and Detroit Railroad

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Pennsylvania, Ohio and Detroit Railroad
Locale Ohio and Michigan
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge

The Pennsylvania, Ohio and Detroit Railroad was a railroad company in the U.S. states of Ohio and Michigan that existed from 1926 to 1956. Its sole purpose was to simplify the corporate structure of the Pennsylvania Railroad by merging subsidiaries into a common company leased to the PRR; the PO&D was merged into the Connecting Railway in 1956.

History[edit]

The PO&D was formed on January 1, 1926 by the consolidation of the following companies:[1]

The PO&D bought part of the Ohio River and Western Railway, from Zanesville to Lawton, on December 7, 1928; this had been operated by the PRR since 1924.[2] On May 31, 1956, the PO&D was merged into the Connecting Railway to further simplify the corporate structure.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PRR Chronology, 1925 PDF (101 KiB), June 2004 Edition
  2. ^ PRR Chronology, 1928 PDF (110 KiB), July 2004 Edition
  3. ^ PRR Chronology, 1956 PDF (45.9 KiB), December 2004 Edition