Columbus Belt Railway    Columbus Belt Railway
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The Columbus Belt Railway acts like a gateway for industry around the west and south side of the city of Columbus Ohio. Interchange is made with Conrail at Buckeye Yard as well as B&O at Briggsdale, C&O at Parsons Yard and N&W at Watkins Road Yard. Originally the Columbus Belt Line was proposed by the PRR back in the 1920 but other railroads in Columbus weren't interested in a belt line that would be controlled by the PRR. In my world of fiction a group of industrial entrepreneurs who desired to locate in Columbus wanted to secure rail service to their plants as well as provide gateway for other industry. Original plans by the PRR were to build a U shaped system around the city as those plans were never completed . Todays Columbus Belt Railway forms an L shaped system around the city beginning at Mounds interlocking on the NW side of the city and ending with a connection with the N&W at Watkins Yard. The Railroad handles auto parts ,steel products, plastics, glass and other commodities, functioning more like a terminal/industrial railway. 
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