Railroads & Locomotives Maps Toledo’s circular railroad

Toledo’s circular railroad

By Angela Cotey | October 1, 2016

| Last updated on March 16, 2021

The Toledo Terminal Railroad was the nation’s only complete loop

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Toledo, Ohio, has long been a center of industry. Nicknamed the “Glass City” for its prominence in glassmaking, the city is also home to the iconic Jeep brand and a busy Great Lakes port. Toledo Terminal Railroad used its circular route to connect the city’s industrial base with national and world markets. One can still see trains of CSX Transportation on the east side, or bike up the west side.
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2 thoughts on “Toledo’s circular railroad

  1. Re: Conrail, 1980 To 1999. I detect an error. You have labeled the town of Greensburg, IN as Rushville, IN. The Honey Creek RR (HCRR) the ex Nickel Plate, is shown as a spur from Greensburg when it is a spur from Rushville. Rushville is not shown. Also Conrail in Connersville, IN was a cutoff yard switching operation which handled traffic off the Nickel Plate from New Castle, IN. This all was operated by Indiana Hi-Rail and New Castle Connersville Union Railway (NCUR) and is now owned by NS.

  2. The Bedford Belt railroad in Bedford Indiana was a complete loop as well. It connected Monon, Milwaukee, Bedford and Wallner, B&OSW among others. It became a Milwaukee property and later Indiana RR. Looking on google earth it may be severed now. But I have walked and photographed the whole thing. See ghost railroads of Bedford by Sulzer.

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