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Amazon Uses Rail

Post by Gilbert B Norman » Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:36 pm

Likely Amazon has been a long time rail shipper, but now they have become visible.

This past Tuesday, I observed an Eastbound train, railroad or predecessor (take your pick: B&O, ERIE, PRR), I know not, near Ravenna, OH X-ing under I-76. In what of the consist I could safely view, there was a Baby Blue trailer and smiling for the world to see.
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Re: Amazon Uses Rail

Post by John_Perkowski » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:26 pm

It once was the New York, Chicago, and St Louis RR.

Amazing, thing, the historical topographic map feature on the usgs.gov website.
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Re: Amazon Uses Rail

Post by Gilbert B Norman » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:01 am

Colonel, the NYC&STL or Nickel Plate, did NOT serve Ravenna, OH. My predecessor references were drawn from a '64 Guide. I did not observe the motive power (and wasn't about to jump off the 76 and go train chasing), but after a review of the USGS map you note, it appears to be a former PRR Cleveland-Pittsburgh (route of The Clevelander) line, or NS today.

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