: Map showing Ohio railroad lines, indicated in red along with the name of the railroad. This map was included as a fold-out in the 1950 edition of "Ohio: An Empire Within an Empire." Originally published in February 1944 by the Ohio Development and Publicity Commission, this publication documents "the resources and facilities of Ohio, taking into particular consideration war expansions." Topics covered include agriculture. forestry, mineral resources, transportation, oil, retail and wholesale trade, and much more.
According to information accompanying the map, Ohio had 8,482 miles of railroad at the time, ranking sixth in the nation for such mileage. Railroads represented include the Pennsylvania; New York Central; Baltimore and Ohio; Erie; Nickel Plate; Chesapeake and Ohio; Norfolk and Western; Wabash; Akron, Canton and Youngstown; Detroit, Toledo and Ironton; and Pittsburgh and Lake Erie. Railways in Ohio connected the state to surrounding states as well as Atlantic and Gulf ports important for import and export traffic. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Maps--Ohio; Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development; Railroads--Ohio; Railroad stations; Natural resources--Ohio Places