LIMA OH

CLASSIC PASSENGER STATIONS


THE STATIONS

The major stations serving Lima, during the golden age of passenger trains.

Pennsylvania Station
Opened in 1887
Location: 424 N. Central Ave.
Railroads: Pennsylvania Railroad, Baltimore & Ohio, Nickel Plate Road
Building is now used by the Lima Utilities Department.

Actually two stations at the southwest quadrant of a crossing. The Pennsylvania Railroad "Fort Wayne" line ran east and west, and had a station which continued to be used by Amtrak until 1990, when the line was downgraded, and Amtrak trains were rerouted. A separate station building, since demolished, served the Baltimore & Ohio, running north and south, and the Nickel Plate Road which had trackage rights over that line. Passenger service on that line was discontinued in 1971 with the creation of Amtrak.

The Erie Railroad used a separate station at 1st Street between Main St. and Elizabeth St., service discontinued in 1970. And the Detroit Toledo & Ironton used a separate station at 940 Bellefontaine Ave., service discontinued prior to 1942. The station building still stands, now used as a bar.


PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD

Departures-Westbound



No.  Name                  1942 Dest.  1942 Time  1956 Time  1971 Time

 15                        Chicago         2:54 am
 29  Broadway Limited      Chicago        (skip)     (skip) 49   6:18 am
 59  Liberty Limited       Chicago        (skip)      6:28 am
 71  Admiral               Chicago         5:44  51  10:06 am
 77  Trail Blazer          Chicago         6:58  49  (skip)
 23  Manhattan Limited     Chicago         9:17 am   (skip)      4:43 am
  5  Pennsylvania Limited  Chicago        (skip) 55   1:13 pm   12:41 pm
 79  Golden Arrow          Chicago         1:53 pm
 43  Fort Pitt             Chicago         3:43  53   4:52 pm    5:23 pm
113                        Chicago         8:59 pm


Departures-Eastbound



No.  Name                  1942 Dest.  1942 Time  1956 Time  1971 Time

  2  Pennsylvania Limited  New York        1:21 am
 54  Gotham Limited        New York        2:47 am    3:00 am    3:00 am
 62  Golden Triangle       Pittsburgh      3:32 am
 44                        Pittsburgh      4:35 am    5:35 am
118                        Pittsburgh      7:43 am
 52  New Yorker            New York        2:30 pm    1:06 pm
 22  Manhattan Limited     New York        4:04 pm    4:08 pm    3:33 pm
 76  Trail Blazer          New York        5:54 pm
 70  Admiral               New York        6:55  50  11:13 pm   11:20 pm
 58  Liberty Limited       Washington      7:45 pm    7:18 pm
 48  General               New York        7:58 pm   (skip)
 28  Broadway Limited      New York       (skip)     (skip) 48   8:30 pm
 78  Pennsylvanian         New York        9:59 pm
 42  Rainbow               Philadelphia   10:30 pm


Passenger service initially retained by Amtrak in 1971, with the Broadway Limited.


BALTIMORE & OHIO

Departures



No.  Name                  1942 Dest.  1942 Time  1956 Time  1971 Time

 57                        Louisville      3:15 am    3:17 am
 58                        Detroit         3:25 am    3:30 am
 55                        Cincinnati     11:10 am
 56                        Toledo         12:20 pm
 54  Great Lakes Limited   Detroit         3:57 pm    3:52 pm    1:02 pm
 53  Great Lakes Limited   Cincinnati      6:25 pm    5:49 pm    1:11 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1971 with the creation of Amtrak.


NICKEL PLATE ROAD

Departures



No.  Name                  1942 Dest.  1942 Time  1956 Time  1971 Time

 10                        Cleveland       5:25 am    5:00 am
  9                        St. Louis      10:00 pm    9:45 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1959.


ERIE RAILROAD

Departures



No.  Name                  1942 Dest.  1942 Time  1956 Time  1971 Time

  8  Atlantic Express      New York        3:12 am    2:50 am
  1  Erie Limited          Chicago         4:40 am    3:37 am
 15  Midlander             Chicago         2:17   5   1:01 pm
 16  Midlander             New York        2:21   6   2:13 pm
  7  Pacific Express       Chicago         9:19 pm    8:55 pm
  2  Erie Limited          New York       11:37 pm   10:38 pm


Passenger service discontinued in 1970, last train was the Lake Cities (formerly the Midlander).


Until the early 1930's, also operating into Lima was Detroit Toledo & Ironton, using its own separate station.


Links/Additional Information
Allen County Ohio Railroad Stations


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