A few weekends ago, I made a trip down to the Big South Fork National Recreation Area to take up some backpacking on what turned out to be a most beautiful and sunny weekend. Hiking along many of the rugged and remote trails at Big South Fork, I stumbled across many aspects of forgotten railroading history. The Oneida & Western Railroad, for instance, is one of those interesting discoveries.
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Two rail lines in Cincinnati, Ohio frame today’s Abandoned update. Covering the Little Miami Railroad — the second railroad in the state and the Baltimore and Ohio Southwest Spring Grove Industrial Track, both present a bit of history that is becoming long forgotten.
The Christian Moerlein Brewing Company announced today that part of the former Kauffman Brewing Company space along Hamer and Moore streets that will be renovated for the production of specialty beers that are currently produced out-of-state. The location also once hosted the Husman potato chip plant.
The gutting and renovation of Vernon Manor has begun. The Vernon Manor, constructed in 1924, was once one of the premier hotels in Cincinnati, Ohio and is located near the University of Cincinnati and it’s associated hospital complex. It closed in March 2009 due to deteriorating market conditions and the availability of newer, updated units from competitors closer to downtown and the university.
Old Taylor Distillery is a defunct distillery located south of Frankfort, Kentucky. Constructed by E.H. Taylor, Jr. in 1887, Old Taylor was known for a fine, quality product that was the first to produce one million cases of straight bourbon whiskey.