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 Post subject: Ohio Sunday Train Ride
PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:25 pm 

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We road from St. Paris, Ohio to Springfield, Ohio today. The local Lions club and a couple of other groups organized the event. I would guess there were about 700 total that rode on the 3 trips. The engines were from Rail America that owns the line from Springfield to Lima. The cars were from Lebanon, Ohio. Scott Trostle gave a history of the former DT&I line. Scott has written several books on railroad history. One was on Lincoln's Funeral Train.

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 Post subject: Re: Ohio Sunday Train Ride
PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:44 pm 
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http://sidneydailynews.com/main.asp?SectionID=27&SubSectionID=97&ArticleID=233455
"The Champaign County Preservation Alliance has announced its annual train trip Aug. 28. The trip will originate in St. Paris and travel to Maitland in Springfield and will last approximately 65 minutes. For the trip, the Cincinnati Railway is providing four vintage railcars and two diesel engines once owned by Henry Ford."

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 Post subject: Re: Ohio Sunday Train Ride
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:35 am 

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The Sidney Ohio news article was wrong. The rail cars cars were built in the late 1950's. Where the cars came from was correct. The 2 engines were from the Rail America group that owns the track. The Henry Ford part was to the reference of Ford buying the DT&I in the early 20th Century. As usual the news media gets most of the articles wrong.
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