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N & W Steam engine at Omega 1 Sep 1924

N & W Railroad bridge at Waverly as it cross the Scioto River viewed from OH 220 August 30, 2008. This bridge consists of three five panel Baltimore through truss spans. Note the bridge peers behind it where the D T & I crossed the river before the 1913 flood destroyed it.
                                                                                                         photo by Tyrone Hemry

C & O Caboose 1959 at Waverly

N & W water tanks with men at Waverly Oct. 1, 1910

N & W Coal train west bound near Waverly 1945

N & W water tower under construction at Waverly 23 September 1910          
       from Jim Henry photo collection

Scioto Valley Railroad Depot at Waverly

Gary Minor collection

Waverly depot March 27 during 1913 flood

Flood damage to N & W RR March 31, 1913
 from Jim Henry photo collection

N & W Sargents Station as it looked January 2009. This is the only remaining depot in Pike Co.

photo by Tyrone Hemry

Damage to N & W rails north of Waverly 1913       
           from Jim Henry photo collection

Waverly N & W Depot

from Jim Henry photo collection

N & W Camp cars at Waverly 1913

Glen Jean Spring 1961

Gary Minor collection

C S X train with a caboose May 13, 2014 about ready to cross over Rt. 220 south bound

photo by Tyrone Hemry

C S X train with a caboose May 13, 2014 about ready to cross over Rt. 220 south bound

photo by Tyrone Hemry

New D T & I bridge over route 220 southeast of Waverly

​This Bridge has since been removed

N & W Engine #215 at Waverly Sep. 3, 1910

Waverly N & W north (freight) end of the depot in the process of being moved

from Jim Henry photo collection via Charles Brown

N & W water tower almost completed at Waverly Oct 8, 1910
from Jim Henry photo collection

N & W Waverly men at water spigot Oct. 8, 1910
         from Jim Henry photo collection

N & W water tank I think at Waverly

24 June 1926 The Waverly Watchman

            C & O RR under construction at Greg's Hill September 15, 1927  

Newly relocated route 220 and D T & I RR cut into the hill    

Jim Henry believes this was a picture taken during the building of the C & O around 1915-1917

Jim Henry believes this was a picture taken during the building of the C & O around 1915-1917

 C & O coaling station, Gravel Washer Road, Pike Co., Ohio. Men standing were workers at this site
          from Jim Henry photo collection

Waverly N & W depot

The south end was built for the Scioto Valley Railroad which began operations in December 1877 from Columbus to Portsmouth. The depot closed about 1975. After it closed, local businessman Paul “Tater” Keiser purchased the depot from the railway and contracted with local house movers Silcott & Company to move it in two seconds to West Second Street. This was a tremendous moving operation as the building traveled along the tracks to state Route 220 and Depot Road and then down West Second Street after crossing the D.T. & I. Railroad. I recall the building being used as a second hand furniture store by a Mr. Montgomery.  Later is was used by the Moose Lodge until destroyed by fire.

LODGE DESTROYED IN BLAZE

In an early morning blaze believed to be of suspicious origin, the Moose Lodge, old Route 23, Waverly, was burned to the ground before it could be saved by firefighters. According to Captain Mike Corwin of the Waverly Police Department, the fire was reported at 3:53 a.m. by Ptls. Randy Stanhope and Jerry Pennington while on routine patrol. Corwin stated that the two had just checked the lodge and were by the Stave Mill, approximately 300 feet away, when they spotted the flames. The Waverly Fire Department was immediately notified, but could not save the building, which was originally the N&W Train Station and built in the 1800s. Evidence collected by authorities indicates that the building may have been broken into before the blaze. State and local fire investigators were on the scene by 8 a.m. At approximately the same time, the captain noted, the Gulf Bulk Plant, old Route 23, was broken into. A TV, typewriter and calculator were taken. Authorities are continuing to investigate.

 News Watchman on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1982

Probably built when the Scioto Valley Railroad was put into operation in 1878. The building was torn down September 1948. Originally was located on the west side of the tracts but was moved about 1910 to the east side and just North of Sallie Blazer's Store when double tracking started. Picture was taken about 1890. At some point in time the tower was removed. Some of the agents were Dan Ginn, James Irvin, Arthur Condon, Jim See, Johnny Warden, Mike Rader, Alice Adams and Sally Blazer.

N & W Omega depot setting on the south side of the tracks and looking west toward Waverly. Note the little house is still there. 

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24 June 1926 The Waverly Watchman

N & W and C & O RR in Pike Co.

 

N & W East Bound going pass Omega 1 Sep 1924

N & W Railway looking eastward with Sargents to the south

CO 1622 Allegheny - Largest Class on C&O Railroad at G. B. Cabin Coaling Station Omega
Looking North about 1 Mile north of G. B. Cabin Telegraph Station At Rt. 335 November 1950
Picture #CO1274 Courtesy of Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society & Jim Henry
In 1947 The C&O completed their new coaling and watering station, called "GB" for their steam locomotives.  Within 10 years diesel-electric had replaced steam so the facility became unused.

N & W Omega prior to 1870