Meet author Victor A. Baird on Tuesday, October 21st at 6:00 pm at the Edon Branch Library. Mr. Baird will be promoting his historical book Railroading on the Wabash Fourth District.
“Built as the Wabash Railroad’s ‘Chicago Extension’ and an integral part of the shortest railroad between Detroit and Chicago, the Fourth District through Northwest Ohio and Northern Indiana has a colorful history. It was the first Wabash District dieselized (1950) and home of the last mixed train in Indiana (1962). In addition to an illustrated, researched history, dating back to 1891, Railroading on the Wabash Fourth District tells the story in the words of railroaders that worked the line and folks that remember it. This book includes hundreds of photographs, maps, illustrations, diagrams, timetables, track charts, and so much more. As a bonus, the postscript chapter provides an up-date on what happened to the railroad after the 1964 Wabash lease to Norfolk & Western.”
Victor A. Baird will be speaking on the history of the Wabash Fourth District, as well as signing and selling copies of his book, which contains information on Edon and the Williams County area. This is the perfect program for history buffs and railroad enthusiasts. If you are unable to attend the book signing you can purchase Railroading on the Wabash Fourth Districtonline at www.erstwhilepublications.com.
The Edon Branch Library is located at 105 S. Michigan Street. For more information, please contact library manager Cyndi Jewell at 419-272-2839.