Dayton to Lebanon

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This abandoned railway started out in 1881 as part of the Cincinnati, Lebanon and Northern Railway, known as the "Highland Route" to locals. Initially a narrow-gauge line, it was converted to standard gauge just 3 years after the line's completion. The line saw both freight and passenger traffic, though passenger service ceased in 1934. After a series of bankruptcies, it was purchased by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1896 and ultimately abandoned by the PRR in 1951.

Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD
Docket Number: 17481 Date: 9/12/1951 Section: 1
App. of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Detroit RR Co. and Pennsylvania RR Co. for the former to abandon and the latter company operation of a line from Lytle to Lebanon, Ohio, approximately 23.7 miles.
Length: 23.7 miles Citation: 282 ICC 808  

I have read that this line saw its highest volume of traffic druing the 1913 flood. It was the only line that was relatively dry that could connect Cincinnati and Dayton.

Brian Spirito
Englewood, OH
6/8/2012

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