West Salem to Rittman

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  • States: Ohio   
  • Railroads: EL   
Point of Interest

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Greg Harrison

West of route 83, and south of present day I-71, going west along former Erie right-of-way, there is a place where Erie passed over B&O Millersburg branch. After B&O abandoned this branch, from Lodi to Millersburg, Erie simply dumped dirt and gravel under the bridge that was in place for the Erie, and buried the B&O right of way under it. In recent years, erosion has exposed part of a bridge abutment that supported the bridge.

John Thompson
Elyria, OH


The junction and interchange at Creston was with the W&LE, not the B&O.

S. H. Lustig
Mayfield Hts., OH


I used to hunt along both tracks in the early '70's. The Lodi-Wooster segment of the Millersburg branch survived until the early '70's. The double-tracked E-L crossed the B&O on a girder bridge. There was no interchange. I thought that it was Conrail that filled in the opening, but I may be wrong.

Gary Lambillotte
Medina, OH


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