The railroad was originally built by the Newark
, Sommerset and Straitsville Railroad in 1871 and extended from Newark, Ohio south 45 miles to Shawnee, Ohio. The line became a part of the Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Railroad which later became the Chessie System. The line was abandoned in 1971 and the remaining line from Hebron to Heath was preserved and became the Buckeye Central Scenic Railroad. The station was also built around the 1870s and is of wooden design with hand hewn joints and beams fastened with wood pegs that was typical for that era. The locomotive, No. 8599, is the last of a series of 200 locomotives known as an SW-1 and was built by the Electro Motive Division of General Motors in 1948. Operating equipment consists of 4 former Canadian National Railway coaches built in 1936 and one former B&O coach built circa 1910. Other rolling stock on display are 3 cabooses; Pierre Marquette style built around 1940, a C&O, built around 1950 and a N&W built around 1950.
Other Transportation nearby:
(Columbus) Bolton Field Airport
(Jacksontown) Buckeye Central Scenic Railroad
(Columbus) Columbus Southwest Airport
(Crooksville) Crooksville Airport
(Columbus) Darby Dan Airport
(Delaware) Delaware Municipal Airport
09/26 Coming to The Jacksontown area
The Big Tap-In Real Craft Beer Festival Boardman OH April20 The biggest craft beer fest between Pittsburgh and Cleveland.
Park Street Festival Columbus OH June7-8 So many Food Trucks, so little time! Bringing you the best & most diverse food trucks in all of Ohio, all in one place!
Italian American Summer Festival Berea OH June28-30 Bocce tournament, dancing with live entertainment at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.
Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival Wheeling WV July26-28 Bocce tournament, pasta exhibit, wine competition, entertainment.
Dayton Celtic Festival Dayton OH July26-28 Shop with our merchandise vendors for everything from Celtic souvenirs to the finest products imported from Ireland, Scotland, and Great Britain. Eat drink and be merry in our authentic Celtic food court.
Greater Youngstown Italian Fest Youngstown OH August2-4 The fest is a family-oriented event that offers a taste of the Italian heritage through performances by international recording artists, delicious food offered by the area’s finest vendors and restaurants, Italian games and more.