With charters reaching back to
1832, Northwest Ohio railroads were among the first in the Midwest. Toledo, a rapidly developing lake port at the
mouth of the Maumee River, was the destination for many lines; others were just
passing through on their way to Chicago and points west. By 1907, 20 lines served the northwestern
counties. Although many have come and
gone, Northwest Ohio was once home to over 250 passenger or combination depots
serving the traveling public. This book
relives the golden age of railroad travel through vintage postcards and
mid-20th century photos of selected depots and related structures.
Author Bio: Mark J. Camp is a geology professor at the
University of Toledo, a lifelong Toledo resident, and a longtime railroad
historian. He serves as a national director of the Railroad Station Historical
Be aware that the accuracy of some of Arcadia’s home-spun histories is sometimes questionable. Hence, your NYCSHS directors would be interested in reviews by knowledgeable members.
Published by Arcadia Publishing, this softcover retails for $22, with NYCSHS members paying only $17.60. Shipping is extra and Ohio residents must add 8% Ohio sales tax.