Posts Tagged ‘Allen County Historial Society’

Excursion to be Offered on ex-DT&I on Sept. 10

August 8, 2017

Excursion train rides over the former Detroit, Toledo & Ironton in western Ohio will be offered on Sept. 10 between Lima and Jackson Center.

The 43-mile roundtrip excursions will leave Lincoln Park in Lima at 10 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. and feature two diesel engines and six vintage coaches. Each excursion can accommodates 360 passengers.

Refreshments and souvenirs will be sold onboard. The Lincoln Park train exhibit will be open for free tours.

Ticket are $40 for adults and $25 for children (ages 12 and under). Tickets will go on sale on Aug. 8 at the Allen County Museum. Tickets can be ordered online and picked up on the day of the trip.  No credit card orders will be accepted after Sept. 4.

Tickets are good for the specified departure time and are non-refundable and non-transferable.

The train is not ADA accessible and the passenger cars do not have heat or air conditioning.

Boarding will begin 10 minutes prior to departure. The trips are being operated by the Cincinnati Railway Company.

All proceeds benefit the Allen County Museum, 620 W Market St, Lima OH.

For further information call 419-222-9426 or visit the website at

Sept. 20 Excursions to Cross Quincy High Bridge

September 12, 2015

The Cincinnati Railway Company will operate two public excursions on Sept. 20 from Lima to Quincy on the Indiana & Ohio Railroad.

The highlight of the trips over tracks of the former Detroit, Toledo & Ironton will be crossing the Quincy High Bridge over the Great Miami River.

Trains will depart Lincoln Park in Lima at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The trip sponsor is the Allen County Historical Society, which reports that all tickets for the excursions have been sold.

In a Facebook posting, the Cincinnati Railway group said it is leasing two locomotives from Norfolk Southern for the trips, No. 7136 (a GP60) and No. 3170 (an SD40).

The trains will stop just short of the diamonds with CSX in Quincy.

Lima Locomotive Works Featured in Exhibit

June 1, 2014

An exhibit about the Lima Locomotive Works has been opened in the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.

The exhibit is located in the Governor Thomas Worthington Gallery and will be in place through Nov. 30.

The display was put together by the Allen County Museum and features two O-gauge models of Lima built engines:  Nickel Plate Road 779, which was the last steam locomotive produced at the LLW and is on display at Lincoln Park; and the Southern Pacific Daylight 4449, best known for its bright orange and red paint scheme.

The includes a locomotive builder’s plate, a painting of a Shay locomotive and photo reproductions from the company.

The exhibit also included a large model of an M4 Sherman Tank because the Locomotive Works produced more than 1,500 Sherman tanks during World War II.

The Worthington Gallery, which was completed in 2013, will feature exhibits from counties throughout Ohio with Allen County the third county to be featured after Hancock and Wood.

Allen County Museum Director Patricia Smith said coming up with a theme representing Allen County was difficult because the entire exhibit could not exceed two display cases measuring 28 inches wide by 55 inches tall.

The Lima Locomotive Works was selected based on its historical significance as the third largest manufacturer of steam locomotives in the U.S.

The Worthington Center Gallery is on the lower level of the Statehouse.