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Valley Railroad

Peninsula, Ohio


The Valley Railway first opened along the Cuyahoga River in 1880 to connect the coal-rich valley of the Tuscarawas River to Cleveland, Ohio. The faster transportation made the canal obsolete. The line was renamed the Cleveland, Terminal, and Valley Railway in 1895; financial difficulties forced the company to sell everything to the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in 1915. Today, the track is used by the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad and follows the original track route.


The apparition of a young man has been felt and witnessed near the cut north of Peninsula. Sometimes, people have heard the ringing sound of a hammer pounding on the tracks. Whether he was a worker or vagrant is still unknown.


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Peninsula Depot on the Valley Railway in 1880.

Man and dog under bridge over tracks north of Peninsula (1800s).

An unknown wreck on the Valley Railway near Peninsula.

A stock certificate for the Valley Railway Company.



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