to Cincinnati. DAYTON. 57. Route. 383
From New York to (440 M.) Buffalo, see R. 28a; from Buffalo
to (623 M.) Cleveland, see R. 46 a.
From Cleveland the railway runs towards the S.W. Neither the
country traversed nor the stations passed are of special interest.
635 M. Berea; 698 M. Crestline (p. 326); 703 M. Galion (p. 387);
737 M. Delaware (925 ft.). — 761 M. Columbus, see p/327. —
806 M. Springfield (990 ft.; Arcade, $ 272-372)) a manufacturing
city (agricultural machinery, etc.; value in 1900, $ 12,777,000) of
38,253 inhab., with fine water-power furnished by the Lagonda Creek
and Mad River. It has a large trade in farm products.
830 M. Dayton (745 ft.; Beckel Ho., from $ 272; Atlas, R. from
$ 1), a city of 85,333 inhab., lies at the confluence of the Mad River
with the Great Miami and manufactures machinery, flour, paper,
etc., to the value (1900) of $35,700,000. The National Cash
Register Co.'s arrangements for the welfare of its 2000 employees
repay a visit. On a hill 2 M. to the W. is the Central National
Soldiers' Home, with 5000 inmates.
886 M. Cincinnati (Central Union Station), see p. 384.
d. Via Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.
780 M. Railway in 21i/2-26'/4 hrs. (fare $16; sleeper $4).
From New York to (229 M.) Washington, see R. 42b; thence to
(480 M.) Grafton, see R. 45.
From Grafton the line runs to the W. through a somewhat un¬
interesting district, with petroleum-wells and coal-mines. 502 M.
Clarksburg, on the Monongahela. 584 M. Parkersburg (615 ft.; Jack¬
son, $ 2-372; Blennerhassett, $2-3), a petroleum-trading city, with
11,703 inhab., at the confluence of the Little Kanawha and Ohio.
The train crosses the latter river by a fine bridge and enters Ohio. We
now pass from Eastern to Central time (p. xviii). 586 M. Belpre.
— 621 M. Athens (655 ft.), on the Hocking, with 3066 inhab. and
Ohio University (550 students). In the neighbourhood are several
Indian mounds. — 681 M. Chillicothe (635ft.), a city of 12,976 in¬
hab., with considerable manufactures, is the centre of a rich agri¬
cultural district. 738 M. Blanchester. At (755 M.) Loveland wo
cross the Miami. 769 M. Norwood.
780 M. Cincinnati (Central Union Station), see p. 384.
e. Via Erie Railroad.
873 M. Railway in 24-33 hrs. (fare $16; sleeper $4). Through-cars.
From New York to (729 M.) Marion Junction, see R. 47 f. From
this point the line follows much the same route as the C. C. C. &
St. L. Railway (R. 57 c). 778 M. Urbana (1030 ft.), an industrial
city with 6808 inhab., is the seat of a Swedenborgian College, and
of the University of Illinois, with 3800 students. 792 M. Springfield;
813 M. Dayton (see above); 837 M. Hamilton (p. 379). 873 M.
Cincinnati, see p. 384.