HISTORY

The Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum is committed to celebrating and sharing the history of the railroad in our region. We are fortunate to have such an amazing community of stories and experiences to share with our visitors.

Please feel free to explore the .pdf files and links below to Learn More about our railroad heritage...

RESOURCES

HISTORY DOWNLOADS

Old Newspaper Articles

1960 Freight Train Schedule

Bradford's Railroad History

A Brief History of BF Tower

Railroads of Darke County

HISTORY LINKS

HISTORY LINKS

Railroad History at the Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum
 
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J1 6490
J1 6490

Heading west out the Logan Side on March 9, 1952

BALDWIN SHARK 9715
BALDWIN SHARK 9715

Heading an eastbound freight into Bradford off the Greenville side on March 30, 1952

BALDWIN SHARK 9581
BALDWIN SHARK 9581

Heading a westbound freight through Bradford on March 30, 1952

F7 9801
F7 9801

Leading an eastbound freight through Bradford on March 30, 1952

F7 9802
F7 9802

Leading a westbound freight up the Logan side April 19, 1952

N2 7962
N2 7962

Heading east by Bradford Tower on April 20, 1952

J1 6462
J1 6462

Pulling an eastbound freight through Bradford on April 19, 1952

FAIRBANKS MORSE H10-44 9082
FAIRBANKS MORSE H10-44 9082

Switching cars near Bradford's coal dock on June 2, 1952

K4 5482
K4 5482

Leading Mail Train #12 under Bradford's coal dock on June 15, 1952

ALCO PA 5752
ALCO PA 5752

Heading East with mail train # 12 on May 9, 1953

BALDWIN SHARK 9573
BALDWIN SHARK 9573

Leading an eastbound freight by Bradford depot on Sept 30, 1952

FREIGHT
FREIGHT

An eastbound freight coming off the Greenville side as seen from the tower on May 9, 1953

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Pennsylvania Railroad Bradford Railroad Museum

1869 - 1968

Penn Central Railroad BORM

1968-1976

Conrail Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum

1976-1985

The dates above are the years that each of these railroads were active in Bradford.

We are pleased to present the photography of Dick Acton Sr.  Mr. Acton was a railfan who made numerous trips to Bradford in the 1950s to photograph the Pennsylvania Railroad. Mr. Acton's pictures are now in the collection of railfan David Oroszi who has been kind enough to make them available to us. Imagine standing next to Mr. Acton when he took these photos and being able to witness first-hand these scenes from Bradford's railroad history.
 

Photos Along the Bradford Line
Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum

This picture shows Penn Central train IE-10 coming off the Greenville line and starting by the tower in 1971.   Photo by Jerry Taylor.  Used with permission.

Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum

Above is an eastbound Conrail freight passing Piqua Crossing tower in 1980.   Photo by Bob Jetmore.