Conneaut in Ashtabula County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Hopper Car and Caboose
Bessemer and Lake Erie R.R.
Equipment located on site October 14, 1964
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 41° 56.987′ N, 80° 33.498′ W. Marker is in Conneaut, Ohio, in Ashtabula County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Depot Street and Sandusky Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker and subject railroad cars are located on the Conneaut Historical Railroad Museum grounds, (former Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Passenger Depot), just east of the depot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 363 Depot Street, Conneaut OH 44030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Time Ball Signal (a few steps from this marker); Nickel Plate Road Berkshire Locomotive No. 755Conneaut Historical Railroad Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Western Reserve (approx. half a mile away); Conneaut Viaduct (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Western Reserve (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Western Reserve (approx. 1.9 miles away); PA-OH Border Monument (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Conneaut.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Conneaut Historical Railroad Museum
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1. Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad. The Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad was a regional system based in western Pennsylvania that connected Bessemer, Pennsylvania with the Lake Erie port of Conneaut, Ohio and an interchange point with the Nickel Plate Road. The Bessemer is best remembered for the large volume of steel and steel-related traffic it handled. The road's history traces back to the mid-19th century and is integrally tied to ore, coal, and coke. (Submitted on August 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad (Wikipedia). The Pittsburgh, Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Company was founded in 1897 by Andrew Carnegie to haul iron ore and other products from the port at Conneaut, Ohio on the Great Lakes to Carnegie Steel Company plants in Pittsburgh and the surrounding region. On the return trip, Pennsylvania coal was hauled north to Conneaut Harbor. (Submitted on August 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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