Here are two of the C&O’s most important lines in the west. The line from the Ohio River through Columbus to Toledo and the line from the Ohio River through Cincinnati to Chicago. This is what’s left of these C&O lines as track was retired or was abandoned in favor of B&O lines in the area. In 1984 these were the C&O tracks in the Ohio Division and the Western Division. These lines are better known by their historical names such as the Hocking Division, the Russell Subdivision and the Cincinnati and Chicago Division. While part of the Chessie system, the C&O was still independent in 1984. This has to be one of the last C&O track charts as it officially disappeared into CSX in 1987 and a new era took over.
This is a scan of an original C&O track chart. 84 pages. This track chart was computer generated for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Office of Transportation Planning. Included is a key and a contents of the included lines.
Covered in this track chart:* Armitage Sub (Oldtown to Diamond), * Athens Sub (Mosel to Oldtown), * Cincinnati Sub (NJ Cabin to CS Cabin), * Cincinnati Terminal Sub (CS Cabin to B&O Junction), * Decoursey Sub (KC Junction to Lamb), * Northern Sub (RJ Cabin to NJ Cabin to CH Cabin), * Columbus Sub (CH Cabin to VR Tower), * Toledo Terminal Sub (VR Tower to Rockwell), * Toledo Terminal Railroad, * Pomeroy Sub (Clarion to Hobson Yard), * Miami Sub (Fernald to Peru), * Wabash Sub (Peru To Malden), * Wabash Sub (LaCrosse to Wellsboro).