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Carrying Coal to Columbus: Mining the Hocking Valley

Discover the history of Peter Hayden and the empire he built out of tile and coal, mined in the Hocking Valley and transported to Columbus via rail. Photos courtesy of: Hocking County Historical Society, Nyla Vollmer, Bruce Warner, David Meyers, Ohio History Connection and Columbus Metropolitan Library

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Columbus’ Railroad History

On this episode, join us for stories from Columbus’ railroad history. Learn about local industry, explore the Canal Winchester Railroad depot, see a currently operating railroad and discover the history of Columbus native Granville T. Woods, who invented dozens of devices that improved railroad safety.

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Columbus’ Railroad History Preview

Next time, join us for stories from Columbus’ railroad history. Learn about local industry, explore the Canal Winchester Railroad depot, see a currently operating railroad and discover the history of Columbus native Granville T. Woods, who invented dozens of devices that improved railroad safety. Watch at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 on WOSU TV.

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History and Future of Columbus Public Transit

Host Javier Sanchez visits the Spaghetti Warehouse to chat about the history of railroad and streetcars in Columbus with historian Stu Nicholson. Plus, Aparna Dial talks the future of Columbus public transit.

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Columbus by Rail

Explore the evolution of rail and public transit in Central Ohio, from Columbus’ railroad and streetcar history to the future of public transportation in the city.

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