Dayton Branch - Peoria, OH

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Dayton Branch - Peoria, OH

Postby Cactus Jack » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:17 pm

This past week I had a chance to recon the Dayton Branch, or more factually what is left of it. Although I never had much interest in the past it must have been a rather interesting operation. Upon visiting Peoria I noted to the north of the crossing about 600 yards up was a chain link fence with the rail running into it. Looking at google earth maps this morning from 2010 it appears this section was abandoned with only a few sections of rail and plenty of brush. Not what I saw looking like reasonably good railroad. So the question is what is going on there and when was this short section of track restored ?
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