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Somewhere between Bluffton and Pandora

Here are two extremely rare photographs of Northern Ohio Railway steam locomotives. Both photos were taken in the rural countryside between Bluffton and Pandora.

The era these were photographed were probably around 1900 to 1910.

While the locomotive’s numbers are difficult to read, the third photo, a builder’s photo from Brooks Locomotive Works, in Dunkirk, New York, resembles one of the locomotives.

The wheel arrangements on the two Northern Ohio Railway locomotives are 2-6-0. This places then in the “Mogul” class of locomotives, popular freight haulers during this period.

However the photos shows two separate locomotives, as each is slightly different from the other. The windows are different on each one.

Northern Ohio Railway locomotive 34. Notice the similarities of the windows on the top photo.

1 Comment

Mar 15, 2022

The Only Railroad between Bluffton and Pandora was the AC&Y. I know of no others. There are other Railroads of smaller gauge North of Pandora that came out of Findlay and go through Cloverdale, Ohio. You can still see where the tracks were north of State Route 224.

Dennis Morrison

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