Columbus Ohio trains in the 1950s and early 1960s

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Sat Dec 11 09:04:10 EST 2021

Thanks for posting the link here, John - and for the additional details. A group of Columbus-area dwellers are collaborating on a Google Doc to add details about specific locations, etc. that will eventually be used on Alex Campbell’s wonderful 

If others on this list can provide details (such as that provided by John), please forward them, along with time stamps, and I’ll get it added. 

Matt Goodman
Columbus, Ohio

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On Dec 11, 2021, at 6:29 AM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at> wrote:

Here's a recently posted video that has some terrific N&W scenes dispersed throughout.

Probably the rarest is footage of the Jawn Henry at Joyce Ave and departing with a cab for Watkins Yard in October 1954. 2300 only operated into Columbus four times on Oct. 6,7,8,and 9. According to Louis Newton, "the locomotive performed well on all four round-trips" between Portsmouth and Columbus.

There are plenty of other scenes of the NYC, B&O, C&O, EL, etc. Wonderful scenes of young lads enjoying passing trains with their crews waving back. True Americana. Stay tuned to the end for some unique footage of an N&W steamer that still exist.

All scenes were filmed by Vic Ketchum, an attorney in Columbus.

Enjoy,  John Garner, Newport, VA
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