The first railroad to reach Sandusky, Ohio, was the Sandusky, Mansfield & Newark Railroad, which arrived in 1846 and operated between Newark, Ohio, and Sandusky.
The Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway, established in 1833, followed in 1869. That same year, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) absorbed the Sandusky, Mansfield & Newark Railroad. The Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway merged with the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad on December 22, 1914, to form the New York Central Railroad.
In the early 20th century, Sandusky was home to several major railroad yards and repair facilities, including the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad and the New York Central Railroad.
The Lake Shore Electric Railway also served the city in the early 20th century.
Norfolk Southern Railway and CSX Transportation serve Sandusky. Amtrak also serves the city.
The Lake Shore and Michigan Southern built the historic Sandusky Station in 1892. The station was used by several major railroads, including the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad and the New York Central Railroad.
Today, the station has been preserved and is still in use, and Amtrak’s Capitol Limited and Lake Shore Limited routes stop at the station.
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