Mad River & Lake Erie R.R. Erie & Kalamazoo R.R.
Charter granted January 5, 1832 April 22, 1833
Grantor State of Ohio Territory of Michigan
Previous charters granted 3 0
Construction started Spring of 1835 Spring of 1835
Road in operation to - Bellevue, Ohio in 1838 Adrean, mich. in 1836
Miles in operation 16 in 1838 33 in 1836
Type of rail Strap iron on wood Strap iron on wood
Gauge 4 ft. 10 inch. 4 ft. 9 inch
First steam engine received December 2, 1837 June 20, 1837
Placed in service April of 1838 July 4, 1837
Name of engine "Sandusky" "Adrian"
Builder's number Roger's No. 1 Baldwin No. 80
Second steam engine received 1841 Sept., 1837
Builders number Built at Lowell, Mass. Baldwin No. 90
Name of engine ? "Toledo"
Trackage in Ohio 16 miles in 1836 12 miles in 1836
First Engineer David Haynes Gus Crane
Railroad now operated by Pennsylvania-Frank to Sandusky, NYC from Sandusky to Springfield New York Central
Present name Pennsylvania as Sandusky Div. New York Central as Sandusky Division of Big Four R.R. Old Road of NYC
First extension of original line 1839 building from Bellevue toward Tiffin 1837 Summit and Monroe to Lagrange Street in Toledo
First Branch Line 1853 When Sandusky to Clyde to Tiffin line was opened 1838 Palmyra & Jacksonburg line from Palmyra, Mich. to Tecumseh, Michigan.
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