DELAWARE COUNTY

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EXISTING STATIONS
Station
Name
Original
Railroad
Current
Location
Type Current
Use
Date
Built
Track
Status
Building
Material
More
Info
Delaware Corner of SR 37 and US 42 (Central Ave. & Lake St.) P Business 1887 In Use Brick
Delaware Corner of East Central Ave. and Potter Street F Business c. 1895 Gone Wood
Peerless Back of the farm at 16140 Peerless Road
(GPS: 40.349302, -82.761455)
C Private 1881 None Wood
Sunbury 168 South Vernon Street
(GPS: 40.238862, -82.859693)
P Civic ???? Gone Wood
STATIONS OF THE PAST
Station
Name
Original
Railroad
Notes
Ashley This station, built in 1890, was on South Franklin Street. It was closed by the New York Central in November of 1955 (The Marion Star, 11-11-1955).
Berlin
(Tanktown)
 
Condit
Delaware This was the passenger station. This station sat at Hocking and West William Streets with the passenger station on the east side of the tracks and the freight on the west side. They were on the south side of West William Street.
Delaware Freight station. See above.
Delaware The CS&H (later PRR) passenger station sat along the Olentangy River just north of East Winter Street. It was built around 1895. The freight station sat in a small yard on the southeast corner of East Winter and North Henry Streets (where US 23 is today).
Delaware CC&C The illustration is of the first station at Delaware for the Cleveland, Columbus & Cincinnati RR. It is dated 1854. "The 1866 Atlas for the City of Delaware shows on a map a passenger depot north of East Winter Street, and south of E Berkshire Street (now E. Central Ave) between the tracks curving west and tracks curving east. This is consistent with this drawing as a view looking south. The map also show a track south of the depot crossing from the east side of depot to join the track heading west on the west side of the depot. I show the merger to form the CCC&I occured in 1868." - Paul Monks
Galena An earlier station here was destroyed by fire in 1898.
Galena
Gregory  
Hyatts  
Leonardsburg This town was formerly known as Eden Station while the nearby town of Kilbourne was known as Eden (according to 1875 maps).
Lewis Center  
Lewis Center Lewis Center is listed as a station on both the Big 4 and PRR timetables, but is unclear if there were two stations here or one shared station.
Norton  
Orange  
Ostrander
Powell
Radnor
(Meredith)
The HV listed this stop as Radnor on some maps, but as Meredith on some timetables.
Scioto  
Troyton  
West Berlin
(Pershing Sta.)
 
White Sulphur This station served Hart Springs Resort and Millville. It was located at the west end of the iron bridge over the Scioto River at the intersection of Penn Road and SR-257 (GPS: 40.276847, -83.157653). Later it served the Industrial Girls Home which was five miles directly south at Home Road. A small village sprung up around the station. A sizable limestone quarry, White Sulfur Lime & Stone Co. was located about a quarter mile to the west, and a spur ran off the south side of the track across Penn Road into the quarry. It filled with water after a spring was was hit sometime in the 20's or 30's, and rumor has it that all the equipment and rail cars are still at the bottom of the quarry. The last train went through in 1971. Last passenger service was in 1961.
1898 DELAWARE COUNTY RAILROAD MAP
Notes About Existing Stations...

Delaware (CCC&I ) - Station track gone. Flower shop. A smaller CCC&I frame station predated this station at the same site (it appears on 1885 maps). The CCC&I was renamed the CCC&St.L a couple years after this station was built. In the old days there was a "Railroad Eating House" just south of the station.

Delaware (CCC&St.L ) - Across the tracks from the passenger station.

Peerless (T&OC ) - Original location was where the T&OC crossed Peerless Road. Station was moved a short distance to a nearby farm when it was purchased in 1941 by Paul Boyd who converted it to a corn crib. Although the station had been closed for over a decade and moved, it still appeared on the New York Central Railroad’s tariff listing in 1955 when there was a subsequent Ohio Public Utilities Commission hearing to remove it from the tariff list.

Sunbury (CA&C) - This is an example of the heavy modification the PRR performed on some old CA&C depots in later years. It received a different roof, lost its bay window and was covered with fake-brick siding (which has mercifully been removed as of 2009). It served as a residence after its railroad days and as of 2015 was occupied by the Delaware County Model Railroaders. The building is owned by Preservation Parks of Delaware County. There are two open house days per month on Saturday and Sunday (see this calendar for details).