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By Robert Kluz, Ztrack Editor
From the new issue of Ztrack Magazine

September 13, 2017

Exploring the trails that were rails... 

One of my goals this summer was to get out and explore many of the former rail lines that have been converted to trails. The Rails to Trails movement is one that I fully support. It opens up former rail lines for exploration. This allows all of us to see parts of the United States that formerly could only be enjoyed by the crew of a locomotive cab.

This summer, my family biked the Heritage Trail from Hilliard, Ohio to Plain City. This fun twelve mile ride leaves downtown Hillard and ends in the farm fields of Ohio. Along the way, we passed mile markers for the former Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago & St Louis Railroad. The former right way was clear. Peeking from the brush along the side showed the history of the line from the aging electrical poles with glass insulators to the occasional sleepers and rotting ties.

Next, my wife and Tanner the family dog, explored the Montour Trail in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania. We hiked this.... Now's the time to subscribe to Ztrack Magazine to read the rest, and to see what's new in Z scale this month!

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