Bryan in Williams County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Rail Speed Record
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, New York Central System Historical Society, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-86.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 41° 28.821′ N, 84° 33.162′ W. Marker Touch for map. From town, take Main Street north and under the railroad bridge. The next left (west side) is West Bement Street. Turn west. The first left is Lynn. Go to the end. The marker is next to the Amtrak Station. Marker is in this post office area: Bryan OH 43506, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bryan's Air Mail Field (approx. ¼ mile away); Richard E. Schreder (approx. 2.4 miles away); Casimir Pulaski (approx. 3.1 miles away); Stryker (approx. 6.8 miles away); Stryker's Railroad Heritage (approx. 7.2 miles away); Stryker Depot (approx. 7.2 miles away); Paul Allman Siple (approx. 7.7 miles away); Evansport (approx. 9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bryan.
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry. “Even with this spectacular performance (and even though it had been built relatively cheaply, using existing parts), the project was not considered viable commercially. The railroad gathered valuable test data regarding the stresses of high-speed rail travel on conventional equipment and tracks then existing in America. The data was largely ignored.” (Submitted on March 4, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Notable Events • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,442 times since then and 161 times this year. Last updated on February 22, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page was the Marker of the Week March 4, 2018. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 6, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. 7. submitted on March 4, 2018. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.