Dennison Depot Building

Our Railroad Equipment

Steam Locomotives

  • Columbus and Southern Ohio Electric Power Co. 0-4-0 fireless steam engine #4759  On display on the Depot’s west side.
  • Chesapeake and Ohio 2-8-4 #2700.  On display on the Depot’s west side.

Freight Cars

  • Baltimore and Ohio Flat Car
  • Dover Chemical Tank Car
  • Wheeling and Lake Erie Box Car
  • Nickel Plate Caboose #454

Passenger Cars on Static Display

  • Norfolk and Western 90′ steel passenger car
  • Baltimore and Ohio 90′ steel passenger car
  • Pennsy Parlor Car #7007
  • Two Railway Express Agency Box Cars
  • Wabash #5170 Railway Post Office Car, the new home for our Archival Research Library. Naming rights for this Library Car are still available.

 

hospital car

Rare WWII Military Hospital Car, one of only 6 left in the country.   Recipient of “Save Americas Treasures” grant.  In addition to SAT dollars, this car was sponsored by the Renner Foundation.

2700 front view

The 2700 Engine, first in its series of Kanawha Chesepeake & Ohio Engines, built in the 1940′s. The Engine was brought to Ohio by S.T.E.A.M.  from West Virginia, and was displayed on the Esber Beverage Spur in Canton, Ohio near Timken.  It was relocated to Dennison, Ohio where it was stored for years, until finally moved to the head of a track that houses a wing of cars to the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum.  Transportation Enhancement Funds were secured to restore the Engine, but the restoration was delayed due to a lawsuit over the Engine ownership.  Two court cases have since confirmed the Dennison Depot as owner, and plans are currently underway to raise funding to cosmetically restore the Engine.

depot and rainbow

An image of the business car before it’s restoration.  The Times Square ‘s restoration is complete and the car is now used as a Business Car, Exhibit – meeting – reception – meal space.  It opened to the public in November 2012, and is currently available for rentals.    An ODOT Transportation Enhancement Project funded 80% of this project’s restoration, with matching dollars coming from a  sponsored by the Dennison Rotary Club.  This car was donated to the Depot from our friends at the Ohio Railway Museum in Columbus, Ohio.

 

Pullman car

Currently being restored:

* Also undergoing restoration is the Pullman Sleeper, another donation from the Ohio Railway Museum.  The exterior is a Transportation Enhancement Project and is completed.  Funding is still being sought for interior restoration.  This car will become a much needed  Bed & Breakfast Car for the Museum.  Naming rights are still available for this car.

 

polar oc engine

Ohio Central Railroad Engine used on the Polar Express Train Rides.  Trips are courtesy of the Railroad.