Springfield to Dayton

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Map submitted by Mike Fromholt.

These two lines are both made into rail trails. The line from Dayton to Xenia were pulled up in 1986 when all traffic between London and Dayton was diverted via Springfield and Fairborn. The line from Springfield to Goes (north of Xenia) was abandoned in the late 70's. The line between Goes and Xenia was abandoned in the late 60's or early 70's. That line went right up Detroit Street in Xenia.

The line from the junction in Xenia to Dayton was the route that DT&I train DC9 was taking when it was knocked flat by the Xenia tornado on April 3, 1974. The train was using trackage rights from South Charleston to Cincinnati via Dayton and the main bulk of the train was knocked all over the streets by the tornado which cut the town in half. If you look at old tornado pictures you can see boxcars and autoracks all over Kroger's parking lot.

Brian S.
Troy, OH
5/23/2013

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