Along The ROW

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Along the Right-of-Way of the
Columbus Newark & Zanesville Electric Railway

A two car interurban train is leaving the Columbus Interurban Terminal bound for Zanesville with a swing by Buckeye Lake.

Photo from the Bill Volkmer Collection, circa 1910

         An early Twentieth Century traveler on the CN&Z interurban would pass through three well populated industrial cities, nine farming villages and many flag stops. The CN&Z traveled through picturesque Ohio scenery including Black Hand Gorge between Newark and Zanesville. The Gorge was shared with the Licking River, remnants of the Ohio & Erie Canal and the CN&Z with its 400-foot tunnel.
         With the help of one-hundred-year-old photographs, Along the CN&Z Right-of-Way will give the Twenty-First Central traveler a taste of a typical trip on the 64-mile CN&Z. The local took three hours for the trip which included a stop at Buckeye Lake. The limited, with only one stop, at Newark, took two hours to cover the distance.
         The railway was single-track with many passing sidings. A single-track railway as busy as the CN&Z require train crews and the dispatcher to always be alert and carefully follow the train schedule. Now come along for an old fashion interurban ride through the Ohio country side.


   Columbus  Reynoldsburg      Wagram           Etna    Kirkersville
     Hebron    Buckeye Lake    Newark    Granville    Clay Lick
   Hanover    Picnic Rock    Black Hand    Nashport    Zanesville