Posts Tagged ‘Lima Ohio’

Lima to Launch Traffic Mitigation Pilot

February 11, 2021

A pilot smart transportation project is being undertaken in Lima to mitigate traffic delays from trains blocking grade crossings.

The project will alert drivers to traffic delays caused by passing trains and provide navigation assistance.

It will use technology, some of which is still in the developmental stage, to collect data about approaching trains and provide information to drivers.

Funding for the project is being provided from the State of Ohio to Spectrum internet company and nonprofit organization US Ignite.

Lima sees an average of 35 trains a day and city official said the passage of these trains can cause long traffic delays that could hinder the ability of fire trucks and ambulances to respond to emergencies.

Lima Train Show to be Held Dec. 14

December 9, 2019

The Lima train show and swap meet will be held Dec. 14 at the Allen County Fairgrounds between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The show will feature more than 170 tables of new and used toy trains in all gauges along with operating model railroad layouts.

Santa Claus will be on hand there will be a children’s play area.

Admission is $7 for adults with children age 12 and under admitted for free.

The event is sponsored by the Three Rivers Division, North Central Region National Model Railroad Association.

The fairgrounds is located at 2750 Harding Highway in Lima and is wheel chair accessible.

There is free parking. Door prizes and refreshments are available. For more information visit htps://

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

DT&I Freight Station Demolished in Lima

April 20, 2015

The former Detroit, Toledo & Ironton freight depot in Lima was razed last week. The building had sat empty for several years and was last used as a sports bar and restaurant.

The depot was built by DT&I predecessor Ohio Southern Railroad and sat along Ohio Route 309 (Bellefontaine Avenue). The site may be incorporated in a grade separation project.

The DT&I was acquired by the Grand Trunk Western in 1980 and is now owned by Genesee & Wyoming subsidiary Indiana & Ohio.