<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Ohio Railway Report 1830's History
1902 Ohio Railway Report
1830 Ohio Canal and Steubenville - never built
1832 Mad River and Lake Erie - C,C,C&StL (Big 4) - NYC
1833 Erie and Kalamazoo - LS&MS - NYC
1835 Mansfield and Sandusky - B&O
1836 Little Miami Company - PRR
1836 Cleveland and Pittsburg - PRR
1836 Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway Company - NYC

THE YEAR 1830.

Only one railroad company was chartered this year-The Ohio Canal and Steubenville Railway Company.

The charter was granted February 23, 1830, Ohio Local Laws, vol. 28, page 124. This was the first railroad chartered in the State, and with the exception of the Baltimore and Ohio was the first Railroad Charter in the United States.

The charter contains all the important provisions found in the early acts of incorporation. But it contained one provision found in no other railroad charter-namely, that any person might use the road upon the payment of toll-the rates being fixed in the bill similar to canal tolls. The road was never built, although an amendment was made to the charter and an increase of capital was made in 1836.

THE YEAR 1831.

Only one railroad company was chartered in 1831. The Richmond, Eaton and Warren Railroad Company, chartered December 29, 1831, O. L. L., vol. 31, page 11.

The road was commenced and considerable work done on it, but it was never finished.

THE YEAR 1832.

In this year eleven railroad charters were granted by the Legislature, but only one of the roads was ever built, The Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad.

This was the first railroad built in the State, and the Company has passed through many changes. It is now a part of what is known as The Big Four System.

January 5, 1832, special charter of the Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad Company was granted, O. L. L., vol. 30, page 15.

February 19, 1843, a special charter of Findlay branch was granted, O. L. L., vol. 43, page 109.

February 16, 1849, a special charter of Springfield and Columbus Railroad Company was granted, O. L. L., vol. 47, page 150.

February 28, 1851, a special charter of Sandusky City and Indiana Railroad Company was granted, O. L. L., vol. 49, page 431. See also vol. 6, Ohio Report, pages 119 to 143, as to litigation.

June 1, 1854, a lease of Springfield and Columbus Railroad was made to Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad Company for fifteen years. February 23, 1855, the name of Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad Company was changed to Sandusky, Dayton and Cincinnati Railroad Company. Record of Corporations, vol. 1, page 446.

January 5, 1866, the Sandusky, Dayton and Cincinnati Railroad was sold under reorganization agreement and the name changed to Sandusky and Cincinnati Railroad Company. Rec. of Corp. vol. 3, page 518.

January 11, 1868, the name was changed to Cincinnati, Sandusky and Cleveland Railroad Company. Rec. of Corp. vol. 4, page 64.

May 8, 1868, the Springfield and Columbus Railroad was sold to Jacob W. Pierce for $100,000.00.

May 7, 1869, the Columbus, Springfield and Cincinnati Railroad Company was incorporated, Rec. of Corp. vol. 6, page 325.

September 4, 1869, the Springfield and Columbus Railroad was sold by Pierce to Columbus, Springfield and Cincinnati Railroad Company. Lease of the Columbus, Springfield and Cincinnati Railroad to Cincinnati, Sandusky and Cleveland Railroad Company.

1870. June 28 On this date the Columbus, Springfield and Cincinnati Railroad Company, entered into a contract with the Cincinnati, Sandusky and Cleveland Railroad Company, for the lease of its road property and rights, for a period of ninety-nine years, renewable forever, on the following general terms. Lease to commence from the 1st day of July A. D., 1870.

The Columbus, Springfield and Cincinnati Railroad Company, party of the first part, agrees to proceed with all reasonable dispatch, to locate its line of road between the town of London, and City of Columbus, and construct the same by the 1st day of September, 1871, and complete the same in all respects for use, and shall at the same time have in complete repair the line of road between London and Springfield, so that the said Cincinnati, Sandusky and Cleveland Company, party of the second part, shall be able to run its regular trains from Springfield to Columbus. The work to be all done in a substantial and workmanlike manner, suited and adapted to the business requirements of a first-class railroad.

Said first party to have the privilege of issuing coupon bonds to the amount of $1,100,000, and securing the same by mortgage, or deed of trust on the road and property, and in case of default in payment of interest or principal, the second party shall have the right out of the money then due, or to become due on account of the lease, to pay to the holders or parties entitled thereto, the said interest or principal, for and on behalf of the first party.

The first party to keep and maintain its corporate existence and organization, so that the party of the second part can, at all times, peaceably and quietly hold and enjoy the demised premise.

The second party agrees to maintain, use and operate the railroad from Columbus to Springfield, and keep the same in good repair, make such necessary improvements and additions as the nature of the business may require; pay all running expenses, all damages for loss or injury to property or persons, all taxes and assessments that may be assessed or imposed, and so conduct and manage the business as to give to the public all reasonable and fit accommodations, and increase and develop the local business of the road, and by arrangement with connecting lines of railroad, to give to said road such share of the general through business of the country as its locality and connections will permit, and in division of earning between the parties of each company shall be entitled to receive such part thereof, as is in proportion to the length and portion of the road of each company traversed, and by the use of which the earnings are derived.

The second party also agrees to pay as rental for the use of said road, between Springfield and London, from July 1, 1870, and until the road is completed, from London to Columbus, the sum of $21,000 yearly, in quarterly installments on the first days of July, October, January and April, and when the road is completed between London and Columbus, and possession of the whole line between Springfield and Columbus given, the said $21,000 yearly rental to cease: and in place thereof the second party to pay to the first party, in equal quarterly payments, (40) forty percentum of the total gross earnings, and income of the road between Columbus and Springfield; provided, however, that when the aggregate amount thus to be paid shall except the sum of $120,000, then the said second party shall pay, and the first party be entitled to receive (50) fifty percentum, only of such excess in addition. Said payment to be made quarterly at the office of the Union Trust Company, in the City of New York.

The said second party, guaranteeing that the annual payment to the first party shall not be less than $80,000 each year, and in case the proportional part of the gross earnings fall short of that sum, the said second party will make the amount equal to that sum out of its own money. The second party so to keep the books and accounts of gross receipts as to distinctly- show the amount due, and to be paid to the first party, and render semi-annual statement thereof, and give to the officers and agents such reasonable access to its books and accounts, papers and documents, as will enable them to verify the same and determine their correctness, etc.

The lease, before execution, was submitted to a vote of the stockholders of both companies, and approved by more than two-thirds vote thereof.

November 1, 1890, all he titles were leased to the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Company, and now operated by that Company.

THE YEAR 1833.

No railroad company was chartered in this state in 1833, but a company whose road is now a part of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern was chartered by the Territory of Michigan on the 22nd of April, 1833, under the name of Erie and Kalamazoo. As a part of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern, it may be regarded as the second railroad begun in this state and is now one of the most important lines in the state, extending from the City of Buffalo, New York, to the City of Chicago, passing through Cleveland and Toledo in this state, and having a mileage including branches, leased and proprietary lines of 1440 miles.

The following are full references to the corporate history of the company:

April 22, 1833, Incorporation of the Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad Company, Territorial Laws of Michigan, 1833, page 78.

February 6, 1835, Incorporation of the Buffalo and Mississippi Railroad Company, Local Laws of Indiana of 1835, page 16.

February 6, 1837, name of Buffalo and Mississippi Railroad Company changed to Northern Indiana Railroad Company. Local Laws of Indiana 1837, page 154.

April 12, 1842, Incorporation of the Erie and North East Railroad Company, Laws of Pennsylvania of 1842, page 267.

April 27, 1844, Incorporation of the Franklin Canal Company, Laws of Penn. of 1844, page 471. (Subsequently company authorized to build a railroad. Act of April 9, 1849. Charter annulled. Road purchased and finished by the Cleveland, Painesville and Ashtabula Railroad Company. Act of May 4th and 5th, 1854. Laws of Pennsylvania of 1854, pages 588 and 592.)

March 2nd, 1846, Incorporation of the Junction Railroad Company of Ohio, O. L. L. vol. 44, page 284. (Powers enlarged by acts of Jan. 22 and March 21, 1851, O. L. L., vol. 49, pages 464 and 483.)

May 9, 1846, Incorporation of the Michigan Southern Railroad Company of Michigan, and the Tecumseh (or Jackson Branch) Michigan Laws 1846, page 170.

February 11, 1848, an act regulating railrod(sp) companies, O. L. L., vol. 46, page 40. Sections 6, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16 and 22 accepted by the Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad Company. Act vol. 46, page 40.

February 18, 1848, Incorporating the Cleveland, Painesville and Ashtabula Railroad Company, O. L. L., vol. 46, page 184. (Name changed to Lake Shore Railway Company, Rec. of Corp. vol. 5, page 38, June 22, 1868.)

April 12, 1848, Incorporating the Buffalo and State Line Railroad Company of New York, Laws of N. Y., 1848, page 433.

May 25, 1849, Lease of the Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad to Michigan Southern Railway Company.

October 13, 1849, Incorporation of the Buffalo and State Line Railroad Company of New York, Laws of N. Y., 1848, page 453 (date of filing with Secretary of State of New York.)

March 7, 1850, Incorporation of the Toledo, Norwalk and Cleveland Railroad Company, O. L. L., vol. 48, page 316.

November 30, 1850, Incorporation of the Northern Indiana and Chicago Railroad Company, Laws of Illinois 2nd Session of 1849, page 18. (Date of filing certificate with Secretary of State of Illinois.)

March 3, 1851, Incorporation of the Northern Indiana Railroad Company of Ohio, O. L. L., vol. 49, page 439.

October 6, 1852, Port Clinton Railroad Company, Incorporated, Rec. of Corp. Vol. 1, page 20.

July 8, 1853, Consolidation of the Northern Indiana Railroad Company of Indiana and the Northern Indiana Railroad Company of Ohio, under the name of the Northern Indiana Railroad Company.

September 1, 1853, Consolidation of the Toledo, Norwalk and Cleveland with the Junction Railroad Company, forming the Cleveland and Toledo Railroad Company.

October 28, 1853, Lease of the Port Clinton Railroad to the Cleveland and Toledo Railroad Company.

February 7, 1855, Northern Indiana and Chicago Railroad Company of Illinois, the Northern Indiana Railroad Company, of Ohio and Indiana, and the Board of Commissioners of the Western Division of the Buffalo and Mississippi Railroad Company, consolidated forming the Northern Indiana Railroad Company. (Agreement filed with Secretary of State of Illinois.)

April 25, 1855, Michigan Southern Railroad Company and the Northern Indiana Railroad Company consolidated, constituting the Michgan Southern and Northern Indiana Railroad Company.

April 26, 1855, Incorporation of the Detroit, Monroe and Toledo Railroad Company. Laws of Michigan, 1855, page 132, or compilation of 1857, vol. 1, page 631.

July 1, 1856, Detroit, Monroe and Toledo Railroad leased to the Michigan Southern and Northern Indiana Railroad Company.

April 5, 1862, Jamestown and Franklin Railroad Company Incorporated Laws of Penn., of 1863. Appendix page 653. This is known as the Jamestown and Franklin Branch. The Ashtabula Branch was built under the provisions of the Act to incorporate the Cleveland, Painesville and Ashtabula Company, passed February 18, 1848.

March 21, 1864, the Jamestown and Franklin Railroad leased to the Cleveland, Painesville and Ashtabula Railroad Company.

June 27, 1867, Consolidation of the Buffalo and State Line Railroad Company with the Erie and North East Railroad Company, forming the Buffalo and Erie Railroad Company. Laws of N. Y. of 1867, vol. 1, chap. 66, page 97.

October 8, 1867, Lease of the Cleveland and Toledo Railroad to the Cleveland, Painesville and Ashtabula Railroad Company. (Lease abrogated by subsequent consolidation.)

June 22, 1868, Change of name of Cleveland, Painesville and Ashtabula Railroad Company to Lake Shore Railway Company. Rec. of Corp., Vol. 5, page 28. See also Laws of Penn. of 1868, page 524.

April 6, 1869, Consolidation of Lake Shore Railway Company and the Cleveland and Toledo Railroad Company, forming the Lake Shore Railway Company. Rec. of Corp. Vol. 6, page 189. Filed also with Secretary of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

May 27, 1869, Consolidation of Lake Shore Railway Company and the Michigan Southern and Northern Indiana Railroad Company, forming the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Company, Rec. of Corp. vol. 66, page 236. ...

August 16, 1869, Consolidation of the Buffalo and Erie Railway Company and the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Company, taking the name of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Company.

On May 1, 1897, the Northern Central Michigan Railroad Company leased in perpetuity all its rights, titles, properties, etc., etc., to the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Company, the latter Company receiving the gross earnings for the cost of operating.

On the same date the Kalamazoo and White Pigeon Railroad Company leased in perpetuity its property rights and franchises to the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Company, the latter company agreeing to meet the fixed charges of the former company, and by the terms of said lease was to receive the gross earnings derived from the operation of the former company's property.

The following railroads are operated by the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Company under lease, purchase or proprietorship:

The Mahoning Coal Railroad, extending from Youngstown to Anderson, Ohio, a distance of 36-31 miles. This company was organized Feb. 25, 1881, Rec. of Corp. vol. 8, page 233. The road was leased to the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Company in perpetuity on July 1, 1884.

The Mahoning and Shenango Valley Railroad. This company was organized under the laws of Pennsylvania, May 1, 1886.

The [Steward] Stewart Railroad. This company was also organized under the laws of Pennsylvania. The three last named roads have a mileage of 8-31 miles. They passed from the Mahoning Coal Road to the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Company by virtue of lease of July 1,1884.

Detroit and Chicago Railroad (formerly the Chicago and Canada Southern) from Chandler, Michigan, at a junction of the Detroit, Monroe and Toledo Railway to Fayette, O., a distance of 61.31 miles. The Lake Shore and Michigan Southern own all the capital stock of the Detroit and Chicago Company.

The Sturgiss, Goshen and St. Louis Railroad from Goshen, Indiana, at a junction with the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway (on State 1ine Division) to Sturgiss, Michigan, a station. on the main line of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway, a distance of 28.28 miles, At Sturgiss it connects with the Battle Creek and Sturgiss Railway, and thence to Findlay, Mich., a distance of 7-53 miles, the two roads making a distance of 35-81 miles. On February 1, 1890, the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Company acquired the property in perpetuity and own all the capital stock of the Company.

The Ft. Wayne and Jackson Railroad from Jackson, Mich., to Ft. Wayne, Ind., a distance of 97-93 miles. This company was formed by the consolidation April 6, 1869, of the Jackson, Ft. Wayne and Cincinnati Railroad Company, the Fort Wayne, Jackson and Saginaw Railroad Company. Property sold under foreclosure December 3, 1879. Reorganized January 1, 1880. Leased to the L. S. & M. S. Co., August 24, 1882.

The Detroit, Hillsdale and Southwestern Railroad. From Hillsdale, Mich., at a junction with main lime of Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway and the Ft. Wayne and Jackson Railroad, to Ypsilanti, with the Michigan Central Railroad, a distance of 63.2 miles. Leased to the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Company, July 1, 1888.

The mileage of the foregoing eight lines is 302.59 miles. The following constitute the principal terminals of the road:

Buffalo to Cleveland 183 Miles
Cleveland to Toledo 113 Miles
Toledo to Chicago 244 Miles
Total main line 540 Miles

Branches owned, leased and proprietary lines in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Illinois, 4,000.

Total lines operated by the company, 1,540.

The collateral lines reach Youngstown, Sandusky and other towns in this State, and many incorporated cities and towns in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan and Illinois.

THE YEAR 1834.

Six railroad companies were chartered in the year 1834, but none of their roads were built.

THE YEAR 1835.

Seven railroad companies were chartered in the year 1835, only one of which built its road.

The Mansfield and Sandusky City Railroad Company, now a part of the line of the Sandusky, Mansfield and Newark Railroad. Its history may be given as the third railroad company which built a railroad is the state. Like the two preceeding companies, it encountered many difficulties and delays and it involves several separate corporations, sales, reorganizations, etc., etc., to which reference is made in the order of dates following:

March 9, 1835, incorporation of the Monroeville and Sanduskv City Railroad Company, O. L. L., vol. 33, page 387.

March 12, 1835, incorporation of the Mansfield and New Haven Railroad Company, O. L. L., vol. 34, page 452.

February 22, 1839, an act amending the act of incorporation of the Mansfield and New Haven Railroad Company, O. L. L., vol. 37, page 61.

March 20, 1843, an act providing for the sale of the Monroeville and Sandusky City Railroad under the lien of the state, etc., O. Gen. Laws, vol. 41, page 63.

February 13, 1844, an act repealing the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th sections of the act of March 11, 1843, providing for the sale of the road, etc. O. L. L., vol. 42, page 67.

March 12, 1845, incorporation of the Columbus and Lake Erie Railroad Company, O. L. L., vol. 43, page 415.

February 27, 1846, incorporation of the Huron and Oxford Railroad Company, O. L. L., vol. 44, page 195. (This was a road eight miles in length from Huron, Huron county, Ohio, to a point of connection with the Mansfield and Sandusky City Railroad, now abandoned and track taken up.)

November 23, 1853, consolidation of the Mansfield and Sandusky City Railroad Company, the Columbus and Lake Erie Railroad Company and the Huron and Oxford Railroad Company, forming the Sandusky, Mansfield and Newark Railroad Company, Rec. of Corp. vol. 1, page 134.

April 8, 1856, an act for the relief of stockholders and creditors of the Sandusky, Mansfield and Newark Railroad Company, Ohio Laws, vol. 53, page 105. (Prior to the passage of this act the consolidated company became embarrassed and unable to meet its interest, and a suit of foreclosure of the several mortgages was filed in the Erie Common Pleas Court. a receiver appointed, etc. And on May 30, 1856, the road was sold, a plan of reorganization and capitulation was proposed, and after considerable delay, opposition and litigation was finally acquiesced in.)

February 13, 1869. On this date a contract was entered into between the reorganized company and the Central Ohio Railroad Company, as reorganized, and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, by which the railroad was leased to the Central Ohio Company for the term of seventeen years and six months from July 1, 1869, with the option to the Central Ohio Company of continuing the lease for twenty years thereafter. The Baltimore and Ohio Company guaranteeing the performance of all the conditions of the lease. These contracts have been changed and time extended.

Under the above contracts the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company have operated the road in connection with the Central Ohio Railroad, forming a continuous line of road from Bellaire, Ohio, to Sandusky, Ohio, a distance of 220-30 miles.

January 1, 1872, the Sandusky, Mansfield and Newark Railroad Company leased the Newark, Somerset and Straitsville Railroad for the term of fourteen years and eight months, renewable threafter(sp) for periods of twenty years continuously, at the option of the Sandusky, Mansfield and Newark Company. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company is a party to this lease and have since operated the road in connection with the Sandusky, Mansfield and Newark Railroad, making continuous line of railroad from Shawnee Valley, in Perry county, to Sandusky, Ohio, a distance of 160 miles.

In February, 1896, in a suit brought by the Mercantile Trust Company against the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, receivers were appointed, who refused to carry out the terms of the lease above referred to, but offered to operate it, paying the company the net earnings. The proposition was finally accepted, and the receivers operated the road until the first of July, 1899, at which time the Baltimore and Ohio Company had become reorganized, and the receivers discharged and the property returned to the original owners. The directors of the Sandusky, Mansfield and Newark Company had commenced a suit in the Court of Common Pleas of Huron county, Ohio, in which suit receivers were appointed, but without any authority for operating the road. This receivership terminated at the same time with that of the Baltimore and Ohio, and the Baltimore and Ohio Company proposed a new bond to the bondholders of the Sandusky, Mansfield and Newark Company, and to the stockholders the purchase of the stock of the company, on terms which were finally accepted, and now the road is operated by the Baltimore and Ohio Company, practically through the ownership of the stock of the company, and may be considered the real owner of the property.

THE YEAR 1836.

Thirty railroad companies were chartered this year, only four of which finished their roads, and are now parts of the railroad system of Ohio, and will be named in the order of their incorporation.

Little Miami Railroad Company. This company with its leased lines includes four different charters. It is the fourth company in the state which built a railroad and now constitutes one of the important lines of road in the state, being a part of the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad. The original charter was for building a road from Cincinnati to Xenia, Ohio, 64-35 miles. The following are full references to the four companies involved with the Little Miami: The Columbus and Xenia, Richmond and Miami, and Dayton and Western.

On March 11, 1836, incorporation of the Little Miami Railroad Company, O. L. L., vol. 34, page 404.

On February 19, 1840 [1846], an act amending the charter authorizing the company to contract for the use of other roads, O. L. L., vol. 38, page 72.

On February 15, 1844, an act to revive and continue the charter of the Little Miami Railroad Company, O. L. L., vol. 42, page 69.

On March 12, 1844, incorporation of the Columbus and Xenia Railroad Company, O. L. L., vol. 42, page 194.

On March 4, 1845, an act authorizing the Little Miami Railroad Company to locate its line between Xenia and Springfield, O. L. L., vol. 43, page 233.

On March 8, 1845, an act extending the charter of the Columbus and Xenia Railroad Company to thirty-five years, O. L. L., vol. 43, page 309.

On January 19, 1846, incorporation of the Richmond and Miami Railroad Company, L. L., of Ind. of 1846, page 78.

On February 14 1846, incorporation of the Dayton and Western Railroad Company, O. L. L., vol. 44, page 93.

February 23, 1846, an act amending the charter of the Columbus and Xenia Railroad Company, O. L. L., vol. 44, page 157.

February 4, 1848, an act authorizing the Columbus and Xenia Railroad Company to construct a branch to Delaware, O. L. L., vol. 46, page 79.

February 24, 1848, an act amending the charter of the Little Miami Railroad Company, O. L. L., vol. 46, page 262.

March 23, 1849, an act providing for the taxation of the Little Miami Railroad Company, vol. 47, page 181.

March 14, 1850, an act further amending the charter of the Little Miami Railroad Company, O. L. L., vol. 48, page 267.

On March 21, 1850, an act authorizing the Columbus and Xenia Railroad Company to extend its road to Dayton, O. L. L., vol. 48, page 264.

February 19, 1851, incorporation of the Dayton, Xenia and Belpre Railroad Company, O. L. L., vol. 49, page 432.

December 1, 1853, The Little Miami and Columbus and Xenia Companies form a partnership for operating the two roads as one line. (This partnership was subsequently dissolved by lease of the Columbus and Xenia road to the Little Miami Company.)

January 14, 1863, The Dayton and Western Railroad was leased to the Dayton and Union Railroad Company.

November 1, 1864, a lease of the Richmond and Miami Railway to the Eaton and Hamilton (Cincinnati, Richmond and Chicago) Railroad Company.

January 1, 1865, The Little Miami, Columbus and Xenia Railroad Companies lease the Dayton and Western Railroad, and the Richmond and Miami Railroad.

February 4, 1865, purchase of the Dayton, Xenia and Belpre Railroad- by the Little Miami and Columbus and Xenia Railroad Company, at judicial sale December 1, 1865. Lease of the Dayton and Western Railroad assigned to the Little Miami Railroad Company.

December 1, 1868, lease of the Columbus and Xenia Railroad to Little Miami Railroad Company.

December 1, 1869, lease of the Little Miami Railroad and its leased lines and branches to the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railwav Company.

Guaranteed by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company.

The following are the terminals of the Little Miami and Columbus and Xenia Railroads:

Miles.
Columbus, O., to Cincinnati, O.
119.35
Xenia to Springfield
19.31
Xenia to Indiana State line, near New Paris, O.
53.34
Proprietary and connecting lines
6.68
Total lines of road of Little Miami
198.68

Division of Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Company.

Cleveland and Pittsburg Railway Company. This was the fifth railroad company organized in the state, but nothing was done towards building the road of the Company for nearly ten years, when an amendment and revivor to the act of incorporation was passed. After that the work was pushed and legislation in Ohio and Pennsylvania authorized the extension of the road. It has been one of the prosperous companies of the state. In 1871 the road was leased to the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, and has since formed a part of the Pennsylvania system.

March 14, 1836, incorporation of the Cleveland and Pittsburg Railroad Company, O. L. L. vol. 34, page 576.

March 11,1845, an act to revive and amend the act of incorporation of March 14, 1836. O. L. L., vol. 43, page 401.

February 19, 1849, pamphlet laws of Pennsy lvania 1849, page 79. (This act provided the mode at that time in Pennsylvania for the appropriation of land for railroad purposes and applied to the extension of the Cleveland and Pittsburg railroad into the state.)

Line of road:

Miles.
Cleveland to Rochester, Pa
123.80
Rochester to Pittsburg [ojint] (joint use with Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago Company)
25.64
Bellaire to Yellow Creek
43.44
Bayard to New Philadelphia, O.
31.10
Total line of road
223.98

The Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Company. This company was chartered on the same date as the Cleveland and Pittsburg Company, but nothing was done towards building the road of the company for nearly ten years. It was the sixth railroad built in the state. There are, four original charters involved, as will be seen by the following references. By its extended lines and intimate relations with the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company's east and lines west to St. Louis, Missouri, to Peoria and Chicago, Ill., and in Indiana, it is one of the most important railroad corporations in the state, and is known as a part of the Vanderbilt system.

March 14, 1836, incorporation of the Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati Railroad Company. O. L. L., vol. 34, page 532.

March 12, 1845, an act of revivor of the charter of the company. O. L. L., vol. 43, page 405.

February 8, 1847, an act authorizing the company to construct branches. O. L. L., vol. 49, page 95.

February 17, 1848, incorporating the Indianapolis and Bellefontaine Railroad Company (of Indiana). L. L., of Ind., of 1848, page 176.

February 25, 1848, incorporating the Bellefontaine and Indiana Railroad Company (of Ohio). O. L. L., vol. 46, page 275.

May 25, 1848, The Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati Railroad Company adopt sections 6, 9, l0, 11, 13, 14, 16 and 22 of February 11, 1848 (Swan and Critchfield Statutes, page 271) as a part of the charter of the company. On the same date the company accept as amendment of its charter the act of February 8, 1848. (O. L,. L., vol. 46, page 93.)

March 21, 1850, incorporating the Springfield and Mansfield Railroad Company. O. L. L., vol. 48, page 294.

August 6, 1852, name of Springfield and Mansfield changed to Springfield, Mt. Vernon and Pittsburg Railroad Company. Rec. of Corp., vol. 1. page 61.

December 19, 1854, name of Indianapolis and Bellefontaine Railroad Company changed to Indianapolis, Pittsburg and Cleveland Railroad Company.

March 14, 1856, agreement for joint operation between Indianapolis, Pittsburg and Cleveland and the Bellefontaine and Indiana Railroad Companies.

January 1, 1861. On this date, the Springfield, Mt. Vernon and Pittsburg Railroad was sold under a decree of court on foreclosure of mortgages. The sale was made in two parts. That part between Delaware and Springfield (50 miles) was sold to private parties, and on January 1, 1862, these parties sold to the Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati Railroad Company, and was afterwards known as the Springfield Branch. The part of the road extending from Delaware through Mt. Vernon towards Millersburg was unfinished, and was purchased by other parties, and by them sold to the Pittsburg, Mt. Vernon and London, afterwards became Cleveland, Mt. Vernon and Delaware Railroad Company.

September 27, 1864, consolidation of the Bellefontaine and Indiana Railroad Company with the Indianapolis, Pittsburg and Cleveland Railroad Company, forming the Bellefontaine Railway Company. Rec. of Corp., vol. 24, page 541. Also filed in the office of the Secretary of State of Indiana, December 20, 1864.

December 22, 1864, consolidation of the Bellefontaine and Indiana Railroad Company and the Indianapolis and Bellefontaine Railroad Company (of Indiana) taking the name of the Bellefontaine Railway Company. Rec. of Corp., vol. 2, page 346. Filed also with Secretary of State of Indiana, December 20, 1864.

May 16, 1868, consolidation of the Bellefontaine Railway Company with the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Indianapolis Railway Company. Rec. of Corp., vol. 5, page 305. Filed with Secretary of State of Indiana same date.

June 7, 1889, consolidation of the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Indianapolis Railway Company, the Indianapolis and St. Louis Railway Company, and the Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis and Chicago Railway Company, forming the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Company. Rec. of Corp., vol. 43, page 114 (Ohio).

Between Springfield, Ohio, and Pekin, Ill., a distance of 342 miles, several railroad companies were organized. The Springfield and Indianapolis Railroad Company on October 30, 1880, Rec. of Corp., vol. 20, page 263. On March 22, 1881, the Ohio, Indiana and Pacific Railway Company was created by the consolidation of the Ohio and Indiana State Line Railway Company, and the Indianapolis and Indiana, and the Indiana and Ohio State Line Railway Companies. Rec. of Corp., vol. 24, pages 1 to 12. On the 24th of March, 1881, an agreement of consolidation was made between the Indiana, Bloomington and Western Company and the Ohio, Indiana and Pacific Railway Company. Rec. of Corp., vol. 2, page 90.

On January 1, 1890, the Peoria and Eastern Railway Company, originally the Ohio, Indiana and Western Railway Company, was organized under the laws of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois.

The roads of these several companies with the Peoria and Pekin Union Railroad, 9.22 miles in length, and the Columbus and Springfield Railroad, 44.97 miles in length, all owned or leased by the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Company, giving a direct line of road from Columbus, Ohio, to Peoria, Illinois, of 490.10 miles to Peoria, Illinois.

Line of road:

Miles.
Cleveland to Columbus
137.31
Delaware to Springfield
49.00
Galion to State line Indiana
118.58
Cincinnati to State line Indiana
21.40
Springfiald to Ivorydale
71.44
Sandusky to Springfield
131.07
Springfield to Columbus
44.97
Carey to Findlay
15.34
Sundry branches, and rights on other lines
16.42
Total lines entirely in Ohio
605.53

In addition to the above lines, the company own or hold by lease or purchase lines of road in Indiana, Illinois and Ohio amounting to 1,232.58 miles.

Miles.
Total miles of road operated by the Company
1,838.11
Peoria and Eastern
352.00
Kankakee and Seneca
42.08
Mt. Gilead Short Line
2.00
2,234.19