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...
Old Newspaper Articles
1960 Freight Train Schedule
Bradford's Railroad History
A Brief History of BF Tower
Railroads of Darke County
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Heading west out the Logan Side on March 9, 1952
Heading an eastbound freight into Bradford off the Greenville side on March 30, 1952
Heading a westbound freight through Bradford on March 30, 1952
Leading an eastbound freight through Bradford on March 30, 1952
Leading a westbound freight up the Logan side April 19, 1952
Heading east by Bradford Tower on April 20, 1952
Pulling an eastbound freight through Bradford on April 19, 1952
Switching cars near Bradford's coal dock on June 2, 1952
Leading Mail Train #12 under Bradford's coal dock on June 15, 1952
Heading East with mail train # 12 on May 9, 1953
Leading an eastbound freight by Bradford depot on Sept 30, 1952
An eastbound freight coming off the Greenville side as seen from the tower on May 9, 1953
1869 - 1968
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
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.
Above is an eastbound Conrail freight passing Piqua Crossing tower in 1980. Photo by Bob Jetmore.