Open House for Friends of the Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati Railroad August 16, 2014

Celebration of 165th Anniversary of Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati or Big Four Railroad (formerly New York Central and now CSX Railroad) in Oxford and Brown Townships and points north and south.

Anniversary celebration will take place on August 16, 2014 from 10:30 until 4:00 at the Oxford Township Hall, 5125 Shoemaker Road, Ashley, Ohio  (just east of CSX track) (2 miles south of Ashley off of Route 42)

Did you know that the Gold Spike ceremony connecting the railroad from the north and the south occurred on February 18, 1851 on a farm two miles south of Ashley at the Shoemaker Road crossing? (Re-enactment of Gold Spike at 1:30) Open House Celebration will include displays, railroad memorabilia, a model train display, and Memories of that railroad happenings through the years by volunteer speakers.

Some displays are: Delaware County RR Safety Task Force display (with prizes for children); Brandon Townley with his professional railroad photography and published photo books; Friends of Big Four Depot in Galion display; Suzanne Allen’s Preserving Our Heritage of Trains and Railroads book and photos and more; Vicki Rife’s memorabilia display (Dad worked in NYC tower at Westview near Cleveland); Ken Beamer and the Delaware Model Railroad Club.

Dan’s Deli will be on site.

For more information contact Friends of the Cleveland, Columbus, and CincinnatiRailroad-   pegasuspaints@aol.com

 

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1 ox 040Tucked up in the northeast corner of Delaware County, Oxford Township is mostly rural and home to the village of Ashley.  Ashley sits way up in the northeast corner of the township, surrounded by Morrow County.  This location may seem remote, but it’s easily accessible on U.S. Rt. 42 or S.R. 229.  The one stoplight in this town happens to be right at that intersection.

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