County Line Trail Shaping up in Sterling

The Erie Lackwanna Railroad disappeared years ago, but you can travel its path between Creston and Ritman on the Country Line Trail.  A project of Rails to Trails of Wayne County, work is underway in Sterling, where the EL once crossed the Baltimore & Ohio Chicago-Pittsburgh line at RU tower.

The trail is paved through Sterling and railings are on the bridge across the creek west of Kauffman Avenue. A parking lot next to the former Baltimore & Ohio freight station — shown in the photograph above — is paved, but not yet finished. Access is from Kauffman Avenue, just south of the CSX line. It is a good place to park and watch trains go by.

The former B&O station was moved to the trail earlier this year.

The Wayne County group also developed the Sippo Valley trail between Massillon and Dalton on a former right of way of the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway.

Photographs by Richard Jacobs

 

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