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Chessie Circle Trail

 
 
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By TeamOHE, September 18, 2021
1. Chessie Circle Trail Marker
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Connecting Communities
The Chessie Circle, once a heavily traversed railway, will once again become a major community connector as a multi-purpose trail. Reflective of Toledo's rich industrial heritage 10 rail companies worked together beginning in 1902 to form the Toledo Terminal Railroad. The nation's first belt line formed a loop through Toledo that connected East and West side businesses on the Maumee River. The trail takes its name from the 2oth century Chessie System Railroad.

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Chessie, the sleeping cat, was used by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company to promote the newest technology, air conditioned sleeping cars in the 1930s.

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This section was once home to Glanzman Lumber Company. Today, the building is still visible between Rugby Dr. and Pickford Park. Other companies that would have used the Toledo Terminal Railroad were Libbey Glass, Owens Corning and General Mills.

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In 2017, the Ohio Dept. of Transportation and Metroparks replaced the railroad bridge over the Anthony Wayne Trail
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By TeamOHE, September 18, 2021
2. Chessie Circle Trail Marker
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to allow for easier access. Just as partnerships created the railways of the past, they are also necessary today for the development of the Chessie Circle Trail. From the railroads of yesterday to the multi-use trail today, partnerships have been invaluable to the success of Chessie Circle.

1918 Toledo Terminal Railroad Map
The circle you see here was once the actual route of the Chessie Circle. Today, portions of the circle are still an active rail line. From l-475 to Bates Road, the trail transects portions of the original circle.

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Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG) played a pivotal role in the formation of local rails to trails and facilitated acquisitions such as Chessie Circle, University Parks and Wabash Cannonball Trails.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
 
Location. 41° 34.955′ N, 83° 36.543′ W. Marker is in Whitehouse, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker is at the intersection of River Road and Chessie Circle Trail, on the left when traveling south on River Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4580 River Rd, Whitehouse OH 43571, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Toledo Beltway Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker);
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By TeamOHE, September 18, 2021
3. Chessie Circle Trail Marker
The Park Today (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Lucas County Children's Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Great Trail (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Formidable Fort Miamis (approx. 1.1 miles away); Letters From 1794 / A Strategic Location (approx. 1.1 miles away); 41st Regiment of Foot - War of 1812 / Private Patrick Russell (approx. 1.1 miles away).
 
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By TeamOHE, September 18, 2021
4. Chessie Circle Trail Marker
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By TeamOHE, September 18, 2021
5. Chessie Circle Trail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 23, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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