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Something Old, Something New.

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Beautifully restored, the train station in Canal Winchester stands as a monument to what once was, and what can be, again. The last passenger train stopped here in 1949, though for eighty years prior, passengers could board trains heading to Columbus as well as Lancaster.

The rail lines went electric in 1904, with trains running every two hours at speeds up to 62 miles per hours. Interurban trains stopped running in 1930.

Growth along the 33 corridor to the south expected to outpace that of growth along the 23 corridor north into Delaware County. This existing platform becomes an ideal location
for a rail line that would ease congestion and whisk commuters into Columbus and Lancaster once again.

This building is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

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