Location / Name:
Crestline OH, Crawford County (90% of town, very eastern side in Richland Co)
PRR style signals
GPS Coordinates: as needed
Phone A/C: 419
Access by train/transit:
Crestline is at the junction of two former railroad giants: the Pennsylvania
RR, and the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway, aka, the
Big Four RR. The Big Four RR is responsible for some of the best known
"things" in the industry even today, such as the Amtrak Beech Grove facility
in suburban Indianapolis IN, and the Avon yard on the west side of Indy.
The CCC&StL officially became part of the New York Central in 1930, and in
1968, both lines became the Penn Central with the Pennsy/NYC/NH merger.
Today, with the break-up of Conrail in 1999, this is Norfolk Southern
Open Railway Map
The roundhouse was built in 1918-1920 by the Pennsy, and closed when the Penn Central
merger took place in 1968. Due to its deteriorating condition, they finally started
taking it down in 2007. Refer to the crestlineprr link above.
Courtesy of the University of Texas Library, click here for their index page.
I love trains, and I love signals. I am not an expert. My webpages reflect what I find on the topic of the page. This is something I have fun with while
trying to help others.
Please Note: Since the main focus of my two websites is railroad signals, the railfan guides are oriented towards the signal fan being able to locate them.
For those of you into the modeling aspect of our hobby, my
indexa page has a list of almost everything railroad oriented
I can think of to provide you with at least a few pictures to help you detail your pike.
If this is a railfan page, every effort has been made to make sure that the information contained on this map and in this railfan guide is correct. Once in a while,
an error may creep in :-)
My philosophy: Pictures and maps are worth a thousand words, especially for railfanning. Text descriptions only get you so far, especially if you get lost or
disoriented. Take along good maps.... a GPS is OK to get somewhere, but maps are still better if you get lost! I belong to AAA, which allows you to get
local maps for free when you visit the local branches. ADC puts out a nice series of county maps for the Washington DC area, but their state maps do not have the
railroads on them. If you can find em, I like the National Geographic map book of the U.S..... good, clear, and concise graphics, and they do a really good job
of showing you where tourist type attractions are, although they too lack the railroads. Other notes about specific areas will show up on that page if known.
Aerial shots were taken from either Google or Bing Maps as noted. Screen captures are made
with Snagit, a Techsmith product... a great tool if you have never used it!
By the way, floobydust is a term I picked up 30-40 years ago from a National Semiconductor data book, and means miscellaneous
and/or other stuff.
Pictures and additional information is always needed if anyone feels inclined to take 'em, send 'em, and share 'em, or if you have something to add or correct.... credit
is always given! Please be NICE!!! Contact info is here
Beware: If used as a source, ANYTHING from Wikipedia must be treated as being possibly being inaccurate, wrong, or not true.