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These four black ink on linen items are approx. 58 x 6 each and show the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway lines of the Jackson Branch as it meanders through Tecumseh Michigan crossing Brown Street (sheet #1) and traversing Evans Creek (sheet#2) further south. It shows property plots and their owners as well.
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This black ink on linen item is approx. 382 x 12. Just under 32 feet in length, GIGANTIC! This item shows all the curves and changes in a specific track section from Allen Michigan to Hillsdale Michigan for the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Coldwater Division.
#L04 TUBE 6 – (October 1893)

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This black ink on linen item is approx. 79 x 16 1/2 and has beautiful yellow ink used to show some tracks. Shows the intersection of tracks of the Toledo Terminal Railroad and the Michigan Central Railroad at Tower “K” in Toledo Ohio just east of Detroit Ave. and approx. 1.1 mile west of Hallett Tower by Matzinger Road.
#L05 TUBE 9 – (02-23-1924)

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This black ink on linen item is approx. 13 x 8 and shows Encroachments onto the Right of Way of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway at Deerfield Michigan. The landowners at this location are shown as Joel Bragg, Henry Carleton, and E.E. Burnam. The area covers the mainline crossing of Carey Street, and William Street by Deerfield Road. It also shows the east-west of River Road. The date is unknown although there is a statement on the item that mentions a fence being built in 1899 and 1895. This item was probably drawn in the early 1900s in line with many of the other items seen in this collection.
#L12 TUBE 3 – (UNKNOWN EST. EARLY 1900s)

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This black ink on linen item is approx. 14 1/2 x 11 and shows Deerfield Michigan with Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway tracks going through the center of town next to the Raisin River. This was along the Detroit Branch. It shows property ownership for many lots int he town. Some of the names listed are; Ino Barth, Stephen Bloomfield, E.E. Burnham, Jason Hemenway, R.F. Burnett, Joel Bragg, Henry McLachlin, Calvin H. Bragg, B.F. Wilcox, Jas. H. Cannon, David McCarty, Ino. Traub, Geo. Arnold, Nathan Comstock, Sebastian Kirchgessner.
#L25 TUBE 3 – (1892)

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This black ink on linen item is approx. 29 x 8 1/2 and shows the interchange at the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway at Norwalk Ohio with the existing New York Central Railroad line. This interchange was located just west of North Pleasant Street.
#L10 TUBE 7 – (07-09-1929)

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This black ink on linen item is approx. 16 x 9 and shows proposed plans for a New York Central Railroad unloading pit at Englebry (the R is missing on this sheet) & Hull in Vermillion Ohio.
#L11 TUBE 3 – (03-03-1949)

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This black ink on linen item is approx. 95 1/2 x 15 3/4 and shows clearances on the east side of the track between stations 95 to 125. This is in Toledo Ohio along the Detroit Branch. Beautiful piece. Shows the locations of multiple companies including; Banting Machine and Supply Co, H Rosen, The Toledo Steel Casting Co, Toledo Metal Wheel Co, Keasy Pulley Co and Toledo Stove and Range Co. Bancroft and Monroe Streets are also listed. Unknown Date. TUBE 2

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This black ink on linen item is approx. 17 x 9 1/2 and shows proposed track to be built off the Toledo Canada Southern and Detroit Railway mainline for The Toledo Match Company at Wagon Works Junction in Toledo Ohio. Has red and yellow inks. Beautiful piece. Also shows the main lines for the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway.
#L28 TUBE 3 – (03-22-1901)

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This black ink on linen item is approx. 27 x 12 and shows a proposed scale track to be built off the Toledo Canada Southern and Detroit Railway mainline at Wagon Works Junction in Toledo Ohio. Has red and yellow inks. Beautiful piece. Also shows the main lines for the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway. Shows the businesses Baker Brothers, Harbauer and Marleau Company, Kent Machine Company, and the Owen Bottle Company in proximity to Post Street, Lake Street, and Libby Street.
#L13 TUBE 7 – (06-07-1910)

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This black ink on linen item is approx. 27 x 12 and shows proposed side tracks to be built off the Toledo Canada Southern and Detroit Railway mainline at Wagon Works Junction in Toledo Ohio for the Baker Brothers and Harbauer and Marleau Companies. Has red and yellow inks. Beautiful piece. Also shows the main lines for the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway. Shows the businesses Baker Brothers, Harbauer and Marleau Company, Kent Machine Company, and the Owen Bottle Company in proximity to Post Street, Lake Street, and Libby Street.
#L14 TUBE 7 – (07-21-1910)

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This black ink on linen item is approx. 40 x 14 3/4 and shows tracks of the Michigan Central Railroad and Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway at Milburn Wagon Works in Toledo Ohio. Has red and yellow inks. Beautiful piece. Also shows the mainline for the Toledo Light and Railway Company in green ink down the center of Monroe Street. Shows the businesses of the Ohio Warehouse Company and the Toledo Licorice Company in proximity to Monroe Street.
#L15 TUBE 7 – (08-24-1912)

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This black ink on linen item is approx. 43 x 17 3/4 and shows the tracks and property of the Toledo and Ohio Central Railway from Oakdale Avenue in East Toledo Ohio to just past Whitmore Road.
#L16 TUBE X2 – (1907)

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This black ink on linen item is approx. 53 x 15 1/2 and shows land for a street to be dedicated to the City of Goshen Indiana. In pencil is a revision (10-19-1949) done over the top of the original to show current occupancy of the same land approx. eight years later. Visible on the map is Lincoln Avenue, Washington Street. Businesses listed include Certified Materials Incorporated, Logan Fuel Company, Griffith Saw Mill. I had some trouble with the stitching of the scans into a single image on this one, but it still came out nice.
#L19 TUBE 2 – (01-06-1941)

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This black ink on linen item is approx. 25 x 18 and shows plans for a proposed double-tracking of the WYE just north of Stanley Yard in Moline Ohio for the New York Central Railroad. Shows Goss Road, now known as East Broadway Street, Toledo Terminal Railroad lines at and the main tower at the crossing diamond and a pneumatic tube system. There is also a revision added dated at 10-15-1939.
#L20 TUBE 9 – (01-29-1937)

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This pencil on linen item is approx. 36 x 17 1/2 and shows power line occupancy on the New York Central Railroad right of way of the Toledo Edison Company at the crossing over the Maumee River just south of the Anthony Wayne Bridge. The area is on the west bank of the river and you can see the yard that was adjacent to Williams Street, Ottawa Street, and Morris Street.
#L21 TUBE 9 – (09-22-1960)

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This black ink on linen item is approx. 32 x 18 and shows the schematic of the unloading pit at the Toledo Builders Supply Company in west Toledo Ohio along the mainline of the New York Central Railroad Detroit Branch. There is an inset showing the location of the company in a map scenario. This location is near the intersection of Sylvania Avenue and Bennett Road. The company was located on Lake Shore Avenue, now known as Seiss Avenue. The item is actually signed by the Engineer of Bridges “B.R. Leffler” in India ink. He wrote an important paper on the “Specifications for Metal Railroad Bridges Movable in a Vertical Plane” in 1913 in the Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers Vol. LXXVI (76) in 1913. I have embedded the article below from Google Books. It is a good read for the technically inclined.
#L22 TUBE 9 – (01-22-1925)

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This black ink on linen item is approx. 32 x 16 1/2 and shows a schematic for a new refuse burner foundation to be installed at the Toledo Tie Treatment site which was a 50 acre or so location in Nasby (Toledo) Ohio owned and operated by the Federal Creosoting Company. This site would become the largest wood preserving facility in Ohio in the 1950s. The location is currently in the general vicinity of the intersection of Arco Drive and Frenchmans Road. This site also became an EPA Emergency Response location in 2017 to see creosote and other chemical waste cleaned out of the soil. Relevant information to this issue can be seen by downloading documentation (pdf) at the following link: EPA PDF
#L23 TUBE 9 – (01-14-1925)

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This black ink on linen item is approx. 41 x 21 and shows a proposed Air Compressor Layout for New Moline Yard in Stanley Ohio for the New York Central Railroad. The building still appears to be there per Google Earth as of September 2007 right where Walbridge Road crosses the main line. The item has printing on the front and back.
#L24 TUBE 10 – (01-27-1926)

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This black ink on linen item is approx. 40 x 10 1/2 and shows the plan for the right of way east of Ligonier Indiana for the Lake Shore and Michigan Central Railway. This shows the area along the ROW just before and a fair distance after the intersection of the main line with Johnson Street, Pigeon Street, and Morton Street.
#L27 TUBE 13 – (03-1894)

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This pencil on linen item is approx. 56 1/2 x 11 1/2 and shows the detail of The United States Gypsum Co. in Gypsum, OH. This shows the entire plant area and the tracks servicing the plant from the New York Central Railroad mainline. The item is huge and has been revised repeatedly from the original 1936 date through to 1960.
#L29 TUBE X1 – (10-26-1936)

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This ink on linen item is approx. 45 x 9 and is sheet one of a two-sheet layout. This New York Central Railroad (Michigan Central Railroad) Track Diagram shows a railyard that no longer exists in North Toledo known as the North Bound Yard (New North Yard). Sheet two (18 x 9) is a legend for the numbered tracks on sheet one providing a descriptor of each track and its purpose. It also shows a large portion of land that has been set aside for temporary track to be utilized for the United States government. This yard was located northeast of Benore Road, south of Lotus Drive and north of Alexis Road. Hagman Road goes directly through the footprint of the yard. It is the current location of the Republic Services Vienna Landfill Junction.
#L32 TUBE X3 – (09-12-1934)

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This pencil on linen item is approx. 19 x 12 and shows the plot of the Dyer’s addition to the village of Deerfield Michigan. It shows the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway in relation to Church Street, Carey Street, and River Street. The item is a descriptor of the lots and their measurements.
#L33 TUBE 13 – (01-07-1861/12-27-1898)

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The ink on linen schematic and its companion blueprint are both approx. 24 x 16 and are the first two of a six-sheet set. These first two sheets show the Longitudinal Section and the Sectional Elevation of the freight house for the Proposed Changes at the Millersburg Indiana Grain Elevator for the Lyon & Greenleaf Company.
#L34 TUBE 11 – (05-16-1918) – #1 OF 3

The ink on linen schematic and its companion blueprint are both approx. 24 x 16 and are the next two of a six-sheet set. These second two sheets show the Sectional Elevation through the Receiving House of the Proposed Changes at the Millersburg Indiana Grain Elevator for the Lyon & Greenleaf Company.
#L34 TUBE 11 – (05-16-1918) – #2 OF 3

The ink on linen schematic and its companion blueprint are both approx. 24 x 16 and are the last two of a six-sheet set. These last two sheets show the Site Plan of the Proposed Changes at the Millersburg Indiana Grain Elevator for the Lyon & Greenleaf Company.
#L34 TUBE 11 – (05-16-1918) – #3 OF 3

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This pencil on linen map is approx. 16 x 12 1/2 and shows the Deerfield Michigan town layout with family names listed per plot. Shows the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway going through the center of town, the Canada Southern line going north of town, and the path of the Raisin river to the south. The date is probably similar to the other items I have in pencil (1860-1900).
#L35 TUBE 3 – (UNKNOWN)

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This ink/pencil on linen item is approx. 71 1/2 x 24 1/2 and shows a sandpit and tracks at Holland Ohio for the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway.
#L45 TUBE 16 – (12-24-1909)

There appear to be no tracks here any longer other than the main line that is east/west through town (Holland Ohio). I need help locating. I think that the location is that the sand pit was located north of South King Road, east of Angola Road, west of Hill Avenue, and south of South Centennial Road. If you can verify this or have the proper locale, please let me know. On the map, if my calculation is correct, the main line would be to the left of the map with the bend off to the right being a track that would have occupied the area of Wentworth Avenue. Possible Location on Google Maps

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This ink/pencil on linen item is approx. 23 x 22 and shows a survey of Ayers Street in Millbury Ohio showing a plot of the location along with a New York Central Railroad track crossing profile.
#L46 TUBE 17 – (01-26-1950)

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This ink/pencil on linen item is approx. 23 x 22 and shows a survey of Uhlman Road (I believe this is now know as Mathews Road based on the culvert location on the diagram) in Millbury Ohio showing a plot of the location along with a New York Central Railroad track crossing profile.
#L47 TUBE 17 – (01-11-1950)

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This ink/pencil on linen item is approx. 23 x 22 and shows a survey of Walbridge Road in Millbury Ohio showing a plot of the location along with a New York Central Railroad track crossing profile.
#L48 TUBE 17 – (01-09-1950)

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This ink/pencil on linen item is approx. 23 x 22 and shows a survey of Lemoyne Road in Millbury Ohio showing a plot of the location along with a New York Central Railroad track crossing profile.
#L49 TUBE 17 – (01-05-1950)

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This ink on linen item is approx. 23 x 23 and shows the situational plan for Bridge No. 16 at Vickers Ohio for the New York Central Railroad. The item has red and blue inks as well as the base black. I believe that this is the bridge located over Ayers Creek east of Pemberville Road and west of Mathews Road.
#L50 TUBE 18 – (05-06-1948)

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This ink on linen item is approx. 23 x 23 and shows the situational plan for Bridge No. 15 at Vickers Ohio for the New York Central Railroad. The item has red and blue inks as well as the base black. I believe that this is the bridge located over Dry Creek east of Lemoyne Road. It appears the bridge has possibly been lengthened since 1948.
#L51 TUBE 18 – (05-03-1948)

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This ink on linen item is approx. 71 x 24 and shows the situational layout of the crossing at the intersection of Riley Street and the main line of the New York Central Railroad in Kendallville Indiana. This particular schematic was created for use in a lawsuit, Irene Diehl vs. New York Central Railroad (survey made by G.A. Reisinger). I do not know the exact call to action of this lawsuit but it is in reference to an accident resulting in the deaths of Irene Deihl and Lucille Miller of Auburn Indiana in a train collision with a car on January 4th 1924. An article about the accident is seen in the photos below.
#L54 TUBE 21 – (UNKNOWN)

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This ink on linen item is approx. 31 x 24 and shows the location vicinity of Mills Creek crossing at the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Pier Bridge in Sandusky Ohio for the New York Central Railroad. You can see Sandusky Bay, Monroe Street, Huron Street, Olds Street, St. Clair Street, and the Millspaugh Properties.
#L55 TUBE 21 – (02-13-1939)

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This ink on linen item is approx. 62 x 10 and shows the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Company’s Tracks that are used by the Wabash Railroad in Toledo Ohio to cross the Maumee River. The streets of Miami, Yondota, Wilmont, Utah, Clark, and Oak are shown. Fasset Street is also shown.
#LX002 – TUBE 2 (08-10-1910)

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This ink on linen item is approx. 68 x 12 and shows the location of all highway crossings over the main line between Toledo Ohio and Elkhart Indiana for the Air Line Division. It shows the towns of Elkhart, Goshen, Millersburg, Ligonier, Wawaka, Brimfield, Kendallville, Corunna, Waterloo, Butler Edgerton, Bryan, Stryker, Archbold, Wauseon, Holland, and Toledo.
#LX008 – TUBE X2 (02-10-1950)

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This ink on linen item is approx. 66 x 12 and shows the plans of the station grounds at Goshen Indiana showing proposed changes in the alignment between STA. 428 and STA. 541 for double-track arrangement. A portion of West Goshen is shown along with the bridge over the Elkhart River. Shows the plan for the bridge masonry for Air Line Bridge number 6.
#LX009 – TUBE X1 (02-1892)

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This ink on linen item is approx. 52 x 8 and shows the proposed land purchase by the New York Central Railroad Company in regards to the Main Line MP 218 to MP 219.7
#LX015 – (06-19-1957) TUBE X3

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This ink on linen item is approx. 23 x 16 and shows multiple details of a crossing at Michigan Avenue and Railroad Street in Edgerton Ohio involving the mainline for a lawsuit between James W. Wigent and the New York Central Railroad. Also shown is Elm Street and Vine Street.
#LX018 – TUBE X2 (10-29-1935)

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This ink on linen item is approx. 36 x 36 and shows the Michigan Central Railroad Location of Industries of Toledo Ohio in an almost full Lucas County Map area. It has many corrections over the years and also has tears and some holes that have tape on the back to hold them from spreading. Item is amazing, lists many industries and rail locations. Drawn by B.S.D. and shows corrections on dates in 1912/13/17/18/19/25/28. Some of the rail locations listed are:
#LX028 – (03-24-1910)

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This ink on linen item is approx. 36 x 36 and shows the Michigan Central Railroad Location of Industries of Toledo Ohio in an almost full Lucas County Map area. It has many corrections over the years. Item is amazing, lists Industries and is an earlier version of LX028 above. Item in much better condition than LX028 as well. It shows dates of May 12, 1905, drawn by H.M.S. and then corrected on January 1, 1907, by F.A.B., January 1, 1908, by B.G.E., January 1, 1909, by AL. It then states “superceed by plan of same number dated March 24, 1910″, which correlates with the map above LX028. Some of the rail locations listed are:
#LX029 – (05-12-1905)

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