CRIDERSVILLE — The Cridersville Historical Society will host a presentation by Scott Trostel about the Western Ohio Railway that served Cridersville and many communities in the region.
The free program will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the Community Room at Otterbein Retirement Community, located at 100 Red Oak Drive, Cridersville.
As the 20th century opened, so did the rapid rise of interest in systems of mass transit. It was a sign of progress concurrent with the invention and use of electric generation. The Western Ohio Railway was part of a grand plan to connect Cleveland, Toledo and Cincinnati by a line of interurban railways. It was virtually unheard of, but two visionaries from Cleveland embarked upon the project.
Trostel’s presentation will be based on one of his book,”The Western Ohio Railway.”