1960s - Road Trains North From Columbus - Take a ride on the Toledo & Ohio Central (T&OC) from the West Columbus Yard to Stanley Yard near Toledo. It is suggested the reader print a copy of this article then bring up the above T&OC Northern map on the computer and follow the route as the article is read. An alternate is to use Google or Bing Maps. Ridgeway Map - 1968
1950s - T&OC Helper Territory North from Columbus - In the steam locomotive era, which ended in 1952, the T&OC assigned helper locomotives in several locations including north out of Columbus. Learn how and why helper assist was used in the stream era.
1960s - The Toledo & Ohio Central West Columbus Yard - The West Columbus Yard was the center of activity for the T&OC in Columbus. Mr. Cavanaugh describes what went on there, how crews were allocated, where the trains ran and what finally happened to the West Columbus Yard.
1960s - The South Columbus Local - The South Columbus Local, technically a yard crew job, served industries along the T&OC Western branch between the West Columbus Yard and Bannon. Construction and Maintenance contractor Fritz Rumer Cooke Co. was one of those industries served by this local.
1960s - The East Columbus Local - A trip from the T&OC's West Columbus Yard through three interlocking plants to Truro, north on the old Zanesville & Western through the Defense Construction Supply Center, across the PRR/B&O main to the Albers Grocery warehouse and return. Learn just why this trip often took sixteen hours.
1960s - Switching On the Road - The T&OC had a dozen local switch trains. What was it like on one of those trains? Join the head-end brakeman as he spends the next 16 hours on a T&OC local.
1968 - The T&OC Wreck Train - When the railroad was blocked due to a wreck it was all hands on deck. The wreck train was called out to work around the clock until the line was clear and wrecked cars removed.
1960s - The Humble Caboose - In the days of the five man crew the caboose was the domain of the conductor and his brakeman helper. Learn about the role of the freight train caboose.
* The Toledo & Ohio Central came under the control of the New York Central in 1922. It continued to be referred to, by employees, as the T&OC to differentiate it from the "Big Four", the NYC's Cleveland-Cincinnati line through Columbus.