This coming Sunday, August 2, at 2 P.M., at the Riverside Museum, Wellsville Historical Society members Bob Lloyd & Frank Dalonzo will present a program on Railroads. This is the second in a series of special programs the Society is presenting this summer.
The railroad industry played a very big and important role in the development of Wellsville. It is an integral part of our history. First came the riverboat industry that we all should be familiar with. Following that came the railroads. Wellsville was the first in this region that had rail service. East Liverpool had a chance to be in that position but because of politics passed it up. The first train service came to town by way of Yellow Creek. Passengers and freight brought to Wellsville via river transportation connected to points beyond via rail. From its early beginnings Wellsville was always an important transportation hub. The railroads only enhanced this.
The first train station was located on Broadway with roadways on either side of the rails. When they later moved the rails along the river side they made Broadway a park, planted trees and installed fountains. At one time there were two train stations in town and a huge maintenance facility for the railroads.
You won't want to miss this interesting and special program sponsored by the Wellsville Historical Society. It is open to the public and free of admission. Also the museum will be open for touring from 1:30 - 4:30.
Shown above is a picture of early railroaders. I don't know who they are, where they are or when it was. It's another of what is thought to be Bucky Moore's collection. I just thought it was a good picture for this special presentation!