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Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad (32-48)

Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad (32-48)







  Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad (32-48), close-up view







Location: Northwest corner of Monroe Street and railroad tracks, just east of 670 Monroe Street, Sylvania, Ohio [Google Street View]

Text: This rail line was the original route of the Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad, the first railroad to operate west of the Allegheny Mountains. The train made its initial run on October 3, 1836 from Toledo to Adrian, a total of approximately thirty miles. In 1837, a steam locomotive replaced horses as the train's engine. The E. & K. R.R. opened markets from Lake Erie to the Michigan Territory.