Pennsylvania passenger train at the station around 1900-02Pennsylvania passenger train at the station around 1900-02.
The old Ward Mill that was located on that site was torn down to make way for the new PRR station located on the north side of the Mahoning River.

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The Pennsylvania Railroad, Erie Railroad and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

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The Erie Railroad Depot was located on Mahoning Avenue and Pratt Street.

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The Erie Railroad Depot was located on Mahoning Avenue and Pratt Street.PO1.1459


T he most luxurious Railroad station in Niles. It was constructed of brick and was a fine example of 19th century Western Stick architecture.

Erie Rail Road passenger station.P11.8

Erie Rail Road passenger station. Mahoning Avenue and Pratt Street.
Near Langley Park , Red Brick building.

Erie Railroad Station, 1968.S11.176

Erie Railroad Station, 1968.

Niles soldiers going to the service. 1918 P11.13

(Left photograph)
Niles soldiers going to the service. 1918…This photo was taken at the old Erie Train Station, My Grandfather (William Harris) and his brother, Frederick Kent Harris were on the train. The train was taking new draftees for processing in 1918. Their father (Frederick Harris) is seen left-of-center, next to the woman with the white collar.
— Richard Harris

(Right photograph)
A small part of the crowd at the Erie Railroad train station when the Niles boys left for Chillicothe, Ohio for WWI. Dated Sept. 21,1917.

 

Niles soldiers going to the service. 1918PO1.1477

The American Railway Express.PO1.2022

The American Railway Express.
Charles Robinson is featured with his horse and wagon in the 1920's.
Note the pistol and holster around waist.

Steam locomotive and tender of the Erie Rail Road as it crosses over County Line Road in Mineral Ridge.P11.42

Steam locomotive and tender of the Erie Rail Road as it crosses over County Line Road in Mineral Ridge.

Erie Rail Road caboose in Mineral Ridge, OhioP11.41

Erie Rail Road caboose in Mineral Ridge, Ohio
Looks like it crosses over County Line Road in Mineral Ridge.

 

The Pennsylvania Railroad Depot was located near the Mahoning River and South Main Street.

An early view of the Pennsylvania Railroad passenger station, which was located on South Main Street near the Mahoning RiverPO1.1460

An early view of the Pennsylvania Railroad passenger station, which was located on South Main Street near the Mahoning River.

The Niles Firebrick Company is in the background.

 

Penn station in the snow, located on the east side of the viaduct.P11.174

Penn station in the snow, located on the east side of the viaduct.
Note the Mahoning River. Photo 1950.

1978 view of the Pennsylvania Railroad passenger station.S11.178

1978 view of the Pennsylvania Railroad passenger station.

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An aerial view of the Niles Firebrick kilns looking west with the Mahoning River and Pennsylvania Railroad stations and yard on the left side.

Pennsylvania Station and railyards on South Main Street with the Mahoning River on the right and Niles Firebrick in backgrond center.PO1.1427

Pennsylvania Station and railyards on South Main Street with the Mahoning River on the right and Niles Firebrick in backgrond center.

 

View of the Pennsylvania Railroad yard taken in 1950.P11.164

View of the Pennsylvania Railroad yard taken in 1950.

Pennsylvania Railroad Station, 1974.S11.179

Pennsylvania Railroad Station, 1974.
Abandoned Niles Firebrick buildings in background.

View showing the PRR crossing at South Main Street and Water Street.PO1.1461

View showing the PRR crossing at South Main Street and Water Street.CA 1930

Object in foreground is water standpipe for filling tender, crossing gate tower and water tower are in background.

Photograph taken from the viaduct looking to the west. Seen are St. Stephen Church and the Nun's home, and St. Stephen school. PO11.170

Photograph taken from the viaduct looking to the west. Seen are St. Stephen Church and the Nun's home, and St. Stephen school.

PRR Water tower on left side of picture, 1950.

 

The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Depot was located on the North Side of Church Street Curve.

The B&O railroad was located on the north side of Church Street.PO1.1458

The B&O railroad was located on the north side of Church Street. It ran through Niles as early as 1874. It later expanded taking in the Ashtabula & Pittsburgh line and the Painesville & Youngstown line. As early as 1888, Niles was one of the most favorably situated cities of northeast Ohio for RR service.

 

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B&O Freight Station in 1966.S11.175

B&O Freight Station in 1966.
The Rose Building Complex on Robbins Avenue is in the left background

The new B&O railroad at Crow Orchard about 1902.PO1.1457

The new B&O railroad at Crow Orchard about 1902. The RR was constructed in 1902 and its landfill covered the historic Salt Springs which attracted early settlers to the valley.

Waiting at the RR station for the train. PO1.1463

Waiting at the RR station for the train. No date, no other information available.

Trains collide.PO1.1455

Someone got their signals mixed and the result must have been an ear-splitting crash as these two behemoths met head on near Niles. Unable to determine whether the wreck was on the Painesville and Youngstown RR or the PRR& Western RR as they both ran through Niles.

 

Old Pennsylvania steam locomotive No. 9005.PO1.1464

Old Pennsylvania steam locomotive No. 9005. This was an 060 type engine. It had no front truck, 6 drive wheels and no trailing trucks. This type of engine was used for short hauls and yard work. Notice the "derby" hats on two of the maintenance crew.

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In 1953 the North Main Street Underpass project was completed. This allowed cars and trucks to continually travel the roadway without having to wait at an elevated railroad crossing for passing trains. Stiver Chevrolet is on the right and a Desoto Dealership is located on the left.

 

The Fifth Avenue Iron Bridge with its wooden roadway provided access over the Pennsylvania Railroad tracks that followed the Mahoning RiverP11.223C

The Fifth Avenue Iron Bridge with its wooden roadway provided access over the Pennsylvania Railroad tracks that followed the Mahoning River.

In 2011 the piers supporting the Iron bridge were damaged by a train and a new replacement bridge was constructed over the railroad tracks.P11.224A

In 2011 the piers supporting the Iron bridge were damaged by a train and a new replacement bridge was constructed over the railroad tracks.

 

View of railroad tracks that pass under the Fifth Avenue Bridge, 2012.P11.164

View of railroad tracks that pass under the Fifth Avenue Bridge, 2012.

Railroad tracks and crossing along the Mahoning River, 2012.P11.273

Railroad tracks and crossing along the Mahoning River, 2012.

     

 
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