D. T. & I. Railroad updated December 7, 2013
Detroit Toledo & Ironton railroad, previously the Ohio Southern Railroad, with pictures of D. T. & I. Depots, Engines, D. T. & I. wrecks, and some of the people who worked for the D. T. & I.

Incorporated July 21, 1881, as successor to the Springfield Southern Railroad Company, which was originally organized as the Springfield, Jackson and Pomeroy Railroad Company, December 17, 1874. Receiver appointed February 1, 1879. Sold under foreclosure, October 29, 1879, and reorganized as Springfield Railroad Company, November 3, 1879. On May 8, 1895, the Ohio Southern Railroad Company having become financially embarrassed, receivers were appointed, and on October 15, 1898, the road was sold under foreclosure. Sale confirmed February 24, 1899.

D T & I eng 40 with Charles August

D. C. R. R. with Charles August Anderson and is the "boss" in the middle in suit, overcoat, and hat.

Charles Anderson worked for DT&I from 1930s to 1950s, the last being Yardmaster for DT&I in Delray near Detroit Michigan in the Roundhouse according to his granddaughter Laura Anderson Bashlor.

The D. C. R. R. engine #40 a 0-8-0 generally used as a switching engine.  The Delray Connecting Railroad Company May 15, 1915 negotiated 10 miles of trackage rights from Short Cut Canal to Trenton, Michigan in order for both the D T & I and the D.C.R.R. to gain more business in Detroit.

photo from Laura Anderson Bashlor

D T & I with Charles August Anders

D. C. R. R. engine #40 with Charles August Anderson and is the "boss" in the middle in suit, overcoat, and hat.

 photo from Laura Anderson Bashlor

D T & I derailment 6 Jul 1981 at Humboldt

D T & I derailment 6 Jul 1981 at Humbold, Ross Co., OH

photo by Harold Finney

D T & I bond

D T & I $1000 bond

D T & I map

D T & I Good Hope Depot abt 1925 a

D T & I Good Hope Depot about 1925
June Gregg photo
D T & I new $10,000 Greenfield depot c 1909
D T & I new $10,000 depot at Greenfield, OH abt 1909
D T & I Greenfield Depot
D T & I depot at Greenfield
D T & I Greenfield Depot
Greenfield D T & I Depot photo from Barbara Toppins collection
D T & I at Greenfield, OH
D. T. & I. Railroad Bridge at Greenfield, Ohio
photo from Barbara Toppins collection

D T & I depot at South Charleston

D T & I South Charleston Depot

D T & I last passenger at South Charleston

D T & I last passenger at South Charleston May 8 1954
D T & I Bridge at Qunicy, OH 1916
D T & I bridge at Quincy, OH about 1916
D T & I Depot, Saint Johns OH,
D T & I Depot, Saint Johns OH in 1992

\Detroit Toledo & Ironton RR Watering tower St.Paris, OH

D T & I watering tower at St. Paris, OH
D T & I Depot, Lima OH, 1992
D T & I Depot, Lima OH, 1992

 

D T & I Tower & Depot, Malinta OH
D T & I Tower & Depot, Malinta OH
D T&I Work Train-1921. work trains
D T & I Work Train-1921.

Work trains were a long way from home for weeks at a time. Often the railroad would hire a worker's wife to do the cooking for the men. This situation forced the cook to bring her children.

a Raynond Boothe picture
D T & I RR Coaling
Detroit Toledo & Ironton RR Coaling Tower Springfield, OH in 1966
D T & I engine line up
D T & I steam engine line up
D T & I train wreck Jan 15, 1910
D T & I train wreck Jan 15, 1910

D T & I train at W. Court House, OH

D T & I train at Springfield
D T & I train at Springfield, Ohio early 1930's

D T & I eng at Dundee yard

May 13,1977 Detroit Toledo and Ironton RR Engines GP 40 # 400 and GP 38-2 #176 with Freight Symbol FB-3 as they swing on to the Ann Arbor Rail road tracks at Dundee for reminder of its Flat Rock to
Toledo trip.

Photo by Bob Lenardson
Carleton MI D. T. & I Station
D. T. & I Station Carleton MI
photo from Barbara Toppins collection
D T & I depot at Flatrock, MI
D. T. & I. Depot at Flat Rock, MI
photo from Barbara Toppins collection
D. T. & I. Depot Flatrock, MI
D. T. & I. Depot at Flat Rock, MI
photo from Barbara Toppins collection
DT&I south of Flat Rock, MI
D. T. & I. Bridge south of Flat Rock, MI
photo from Barbara Toppins collection

D T & I Flat Rock Round House Turntable

D T & I engine on Flat Rock Round House Turntable about 1950
picture courtesy of Dwight Fackender
D T & I GP #981
GP 9 #981 taken at Flat Rock, Michigan April 1973

from Don Elliott Collection

D T & I unit # 1776
D T & I engine # 1776 a GP 38-2 built and specially panted for the bicentennial by the Electro-Motive Davison of General Motors Corporation
D T & I 250 & 251 at West Detroit May
D T & I 250 & 251 at West Detroit May
D T & I 1936 article page 1
D T & I 1936 article page 2
D T & I light lifting crane

D T & I #15207 light lifting crane built by Burro Crane Company in 1940, pulling a single car hauling rail spikes etc. for maintenance of way purposes. It is now located at Owosso, MI as part of the Steam Railroad Institute collection. Showing here with the Grand Trunk logo.

D T & I wrecker late 40s or
D T & I wrecker in the late 40s or early 50s. Engineer was Willis "Jack" Floyd F. Fackender Willis passed away in the 1950's. Dwight reports by way of a friend that the D T & I retirees still meet at the Moose Lodge in Flat Rock.
picture courtesy of Dwight Fackender grandson of W. F. Fackender

D T & I train wreckage #2

picture courtesy of Dwight Fackender
D T & I Engine wreck
D T & I wrecked engine picture courtesy of Dwight Fackender
D T & I train wreckage #2
picture courtesy of Dwight Fackender
D T & I wrecker lifting an engine
D T & I wrecker lifting engine
picture courtesy of Dwight Fackender
D T & I wrecker lifting
picture courtesy of Dwight Fackender
D T & I wrecker lifting engine
D T & I wrecker lifting engine
picture courtesy of Dwight Fackender
D T &I wrecker late 40s or early 50
D T & I wrecker in the late 40s or early 50s. Engineer was Willis "Jack" Floyd Fackender
picture courtesy of Dwight Fackender grandson of W. F. Fackender
D T & I crane front view
D T & I crane front view
D T & I crane rear view
D T & I crane rear view
D T & I enclosed Hopper Car
D T & I enclosed Hopper Car

D T & I MOW car 99550 at Springfield

D T & I MOW car #99550 at Springfield

D. T. & I. men on a flat car

D. T. & I. men on a flat car
photo from Barbara Toppins collection
D T & I railcar # 2 at Ironton
D T & I railcar # 2 at Ironton in 1924

D T & I 1941 RR Police Car

D T & I business car
D T & I business car #1907

D T & I #1907  

D T & I business car #1907

D. T. & I. Coil Car

D. T. & I. Coil Car
D T & I coal car
D. T. & I. Coal Car

 

D. T. & I. engine

D. T. & I. Engine
photo from Barbara Toppins collection
DT &I passenger train 31 March 1904
D. T.& I. passenger train 31 March 1904
photo from Barbara Toppins collection
Wrecking Crew Evart Addy far right
D. T. & I. Wrecking Crew Evart Addy far right
photo from Barbara Toppins collection
DT&I Train Wreck
D. T.& I. Train Wreck photo from Barbara Toppins collection
DT&I Train Wreck 31 Aug 1915
D. T.& I. Train Wreck 31 Aug 1915
photo from Barbara Toppins collection

Detroit Southern No. 24 (later DT&I stopped at Lima, OH in 1901

Detroit Southern No. 24 (later DT&I) stopped at Lima, Ohio in 1901

 

 

D T & I Information No. 602 at Springfield

D T & I Information No. 602 at Springfield, Ohio; Ray B. Dunigan Sept 19, 1932

D T & I Adams & Westlake Bellbottom Lantern
D T & I Adams & Westlake Bellbottom Lantern
D T & I patch D T & I railroad pass
Detroit Toledo & Ironton Railroad Pass
D T & I Dressler signal light
D T & I Dressler signal light
D T & I Railroad Police Badge
Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad
Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad Employee veterans association pin Badge 365
D T & I veterans association pin

D T & I Veterans Association Pin

The follow pictures below are not D T & I but are presented for your enjoyment.

DT &I at Ann Arbor, MI abt 1920
Ann Arbor, MI about 1920
photo from Barbara Toppins collection
DT&I passenger depot abt 1904
passenger depot abt 1904 Ann Arbor, MI
photo from Barbara Toppins collection
The Old Tea Kettle, Ann Arbor, MI
The Old Tea Kettle, Ann Arbor, MI
photo from Barbara Toppins collection
Streetcar #121
street Car #121
photo from Barbara Toppins collection
D T & I location unknown
photo from Barbara Toppins collection

Where the D T & I Diesel Locomotives went

See also Ann Arbor Railroad Pictures
D T & I Pictures D T & I in Ross Co., OH D T & I in Pike Co., OH
D T & I in Jackson Co., OH D T & I in Lawrence Co., OH 25 June 1917 D T & I Train Wreck
D T & I Steam Engines
B & O Railroad in Ross Co., OH B & O in Scioto Co. C. G. & P. Railroad
N & W in Scioto Co. Train wrecks Wellston-Jackson Belt Railroad

Suggested reading is The Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad by Scott D. Trostel

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