Historical Society to hold general program


Program in Dayton’s interurban rail lines open to public

Staff report



VANDALIA – The Historical Society of Vandalia-Butler invites the public to a program titled “The Dayton & Western Traction Company” Tuesday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Vandalia Branch Library Community Room. The program will be presented by Scott Trostel, author of numerous books about Abraham Lincoln’s Funeral Train, the 1913 Miami Valley Flood, and Ohio traction lines.

This is a public event and there is no admission charge.

Learn about the Clegg-Winters Interurban line connecting Dayton to Richmond, Indiana via Eaton – a vital link in the east-west railway consortium. Dayton, Ohio was a hotbed of interurban railroads, from the late 19th Century thru the first four decades of the 20th Century. From approximately 1890 thru 1941, along with the approximately 14 city streetcar lines, no less than nine separate interurban operations ran on Dayton streets. After the presentation, we will have a few short Society news items and some light refreshments.

If you have questions please call Jean Harman at 937-280-4239.

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Program in Dayton’s interurban rail lines open to public

Staff report