|0. C&O RR to Toledo||11. The Columbus, Delaware & Marion Electric Co. interurban line's Worthington bypass.
You can see the track curve from along side the NYC RR going west to Indianola and turning south
onto Indianola Avenue. An interurban can be seen turning onto Indianola Avenue.
If you look closely you can see the corners are cutoff at both Indianola/Hudson and Hudson/Summit to allow the big interurban cars to turn the corner.
|1. Stadium Drive now named Woody Hayes Drive. The C&O had a siding that ran down the middle of the street to gain access to the OSU power house just to the east of the stadium.||12. Side by side are the New York Central Railroad (Big Four) on the west and the Pennsylvania Railroad's two track Sandusky Branch on the east.|
|2. Neil Avenue||13. PRR siding to the Ohio State fair grounds. At one time, before Grogan Yard was built, this was the Sandusky Branch main line.|
|3. Eleventh Avenue||14. The Olentangy River|
|4. North High Street||15. Olentangy Amusement Park|
|5. Indianola Avenue||16. Columbus Railway Power & Light Company's North High Street car house at the corner of North High Street and Arcadia Avenue.|
|6. Hudson Street||17. The "Shoe" - Ohio State Stadium. You can see the running track extending from the open end. The great Jessie Owens would burn this track up in just a few years while attending OSU before the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.|
|7. Summit Street||18. OSU powerhouse|
|8. Fourth Street||19. A small yard used for the coal cars the C&O delivered to the OSU power house.|
|9. Arcadia Avenue||20. The OSU Oval|
|10. North High School on Arcadia Avenue|
There is a surprising amount of railroading taking place on this piece of north side real estate. There are five streetcar lines, the CD&M interurban and three steam railroads - the C&O, NYC(Big Four) and the PRR's Sandusky Branch.
The streetcar lines include:
If this is all confusing check the 1927 Columbus Street Railway Map.
The Columbus Delaware & Marion Electric Co. interurban came from the north along side the Big Four tracks on the Worthington cutoff. Just before Hudson Street it turned west to Indianola Avenue south to Hudson Street east one block to Summit Street and on south to downtown Columbus.
The Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad delivered coal on a spur right down the middle of Stadium Drive to the OSU power plant on the east side of the stadium. On football game days as many as five passenger trains could be spotted along this spur. Two fit along side the power plant in a small yard normally used for the coal cars. One sat on the curve leading to Stadium Drive and two were spotted in a small two or three track yard in the middle of Stadium Drive. OSU had a diesel switcher for moving the coal cars around.