RR ID needed

nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org
Tue Jul 20 14:44:24 EDT 2004

This is interesting stuff and I love it. Needless to say the history is
great for people like me. Thanks.

Oakie G Ford

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org>
To: <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org>
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2004 9:25 PM
Subject: Re: RR ID needed

> >Do have one question: How does the Hocking Valley get into the mix, I
> >thought this was a C&O line that connected near
> >Athens/Nelsonville/Chauncey.
>  Back in the late 1800s, Toledo & Ohio Central and Kanawha & Michigan
> were operated as sister roads under the "Ohio Central Lines" banner.
> Hocking Valley acquired control of OCL around 1900 and began operating the
> four roads (by this time the T&OC-owned Zanesville & Western was a part
> of OCL) as a unified system with common locomotive and freight car
> purchases (this is why all four roads had Ralston high-floor wood-side
> GS gondolas). At the same time, a half-dozen roads owned a majority of HV
> stock and the end result was that about 1910 C&O and LS&MS (one of the
> primary components of the NYC system) bought out the other owners and
> split up the HV-OCL empire between themselves. LS&MS took T&OC and Z&W,
> C&O took HV, and they shared K&M. In 1914, the antitrust court came along
> and said "nuh-uh" and forced C&O to unload its share of K&M to LS&MS.
> This cut C&O off from the HV and forced the construction of the C&O
> Northern in stages up the Scioto Valley to Columbus.
> David Thompson
> ________________________________________
> NW-Mailing-List at nwhs.org
> http://list.nwhs.org/mailman/listinfo/nw-mailing-list

More information about the NW-Mailing-List mailing list