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

The Erie Railroad Depot station was located on Mahoning Avenue and Pratt Street in Niles. It was constructed of brick and was a fine example of 19th century Western Stick architecture. PO1.1459

Erie Railroad Station was the most

The Erie Railroad Station was the most
luxurious of the railroad stations in Niles.
Photo 1968. S11.176

Erie Rail Road passenger station was near Langley Street and the Niles Firebrick factory.

Erie Rail Road passenger station was near Langley Street and the Niles Firebrick factory. P11.8


Niles soldiers going to the service. 1918…This photo was taken at the old Erie Train Station
P11.13

(L) 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

(R) 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.

A small part of the crowd at the Erie Railroad train station when the Niles boys left for Chillicothe, Ohio for WWI.
PO1.1447


The American Railway Express.

The American Railway Express.
Charles Robinson is featured with his horse and wagon in the 1920's. Note the pistol and holster around waist.
PO1.2022

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

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

Erie Rail Road caboose as it crosses over County Line Road in Mineral Ridge.

Erie Rail Road caboose as it crosses over County Line Road in Mineral Ridge. P11.41


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

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. PO1.1460

Penn station in the snow, located on the east side of the viaduct with the Mahoning River on the right side.

Penn station in the snow, located on the east side of the viaduct with the Mahoning River on the right side. Photo 1950 P11.174

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


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

An aerial view of the Niles Firebrick kilns looking west with the Mahoning River and Pennsylvania Railroad stations and yard on the left side. PO2.474

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

The Pennsylvania Railroad yard.
The Pennsylvania Railroad yard. Photo 1950. P11.164


Pennsylvania Railroad Station, 1974.

Pennsylvania Railroad Station, 1974.
Abandoned Niles Firebrick buildings in background.
S11.179

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

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.
PO1.1461

 

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

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. Photo 1950. PO11.170

 


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

PO1.1458

(L): 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.

Prior to 1953, State Street did not intersect with Robbins Avenue. The curved street is Church Street which did intersect Robbins.

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

B&O Freight Station in 1966.

S11.175


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.

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. PO1.1457

Waiting at the RR station for the train.

Waiting at the RR station for the train.
No date or other information available.
PO1.1463

Someone got their signals mixed and the result must have been an ear-splitting crash as these two behemoths met head on near Niles.

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 both ran through Niles. PO1.1455


Old Pennsylvania steam locomotive No. 9005.

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. PO1.1464

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

The Fifth Avenue Iron Bridge with its
wooden roadway provided access over the Pennsylvania Railroad tracks that followed
the Mahoning River.
P11.223C

 

In 1953 the North Main Street Underpass project was completed.

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. The Erie and B&O trackseach had their own bridge overpass. S11.254


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

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

Postcard view of Pennsylvania Railroad

Postcard view of Pennsylvania Railroad
Train, No. 237, leaving Niles, Ohio.

Pennsylvania Railroad tracks and crossing along the Mahoning River, 2012.

Pennsylvania Railroad tracks and crossing along the Mahoning River near the Ohio Edison plant, 2012. P11.273


Pennsylvannia Railroad engine# 7882.

Pennsylvannia Railroad engine# 7882.
Eaton Anderson & Forsythe, yard crew.
P01.2057

Railway Express employees.

Railway Express employees. S03.249

PRR passenger and freight station.

PRR passenger and freight station. Photo 1976. S11.180

     

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