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October 2016

Ten Years and Counting - #4
Aerial Photos

         In ten years working on columbusrailroads.com preparing aerial photos for display has been a favorite activity with me. It’s part trip down memory lane and part opportunity to learn more about a section of Columbus I remember from the 1950s. Most of the 23 aerial photos on Columbus Railroads are from the 1940-60s and most of what those photos show is now gone. Here is your chance to see what it was like just 60 years ago.
        One of my favorite photos is Freight House Row from the Photohio.org Collection. Here you can see where all the passenger trains converged, most of the freight house business was transacted, and several of the many railroad yards were located.