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By Craig Sanders

Canton and the within sight towns of Massillon and Alliance can be found within the nice steel-making area of northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania. Railroads introduced coal, a lot of it mined in southeastern Ohio, and iron ore to the metal crops and hauled away the completed items. The Timken curler Bearing corporation moved to Canton in 1902 and within the Twenties begun making curler bearings for railroad locomotives and rolling inventory. Written in cooperation with the Akron Railroad membership, this ebook chronicles the background and improvement of the railroads that served Stark, Wayne, Holmes, Carroll, and Tuscarawas Counties. It indicates how rail operations replaced because the metal declined and railroad consolidations resulted in site visitors shifts and path abandonment. one of the railroads that served this sector have been the Pennsylvania, Baltimore and Ohio, long island vital, and Wheeling and Lake Erie.

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