Ten years ago this summer we started the Columbus Railroads website with a posting about horsecars, the NYC Xplorer, and a Picture of the Month.
Over these ten years 400-500 pieces have been added to “Columbusrailroads.com - the website for historic photos,
stories and articles from Columbus, Ohio”.
We thought it would take a year or two to complete the project.
Now we know that view was naïve as the subject will not be exhausted.
There is at least another ten years of information and material on hand to add to the story of railroading in
Columbus and much more yet to be uncovered.
With so many pieces already posted it’s likely the casual reader is not familiar with all that is available on Columbus Railroads.
Over the next few months we will be pointing out some of our favorite pieces in hopes you will enjoy them as well.
To get started we offer an 1891 Columbus Dispatch article that gives a wonderful glimpse into the railroad post office car
and the post office clerks that rode the rails in the late 19th Century –
The Pan Handle Mail Train.