Re: Rail Yards in Ohio

Mike Fleming

Sohio operated outside the state of Ohio as Boron Oil Co. However I blew up that photo and in the haze on the horizon to the upper left there is at least one skyscraper and I'm gonna bet its Cleveland.

Mike Fleming
Superintendent, Bluff City Div. SER, NMRA
President Emeritus, Memphis Society of Model Railroaders
Vice President, Memphis Railroad and Trolley Museum Model Railroad Club, a 100% NMRA Member Club

---------- Original Message ----------
From: Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...>
To: STMFC@...
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Rail Yards in Ohio
Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 11:04:52 -0400

Frank are you sure? I looked up SOHIO's history online and for many years
it was not permitted to do business outside of Ohio -- but it dominated the
business within the state of Ohio (like 70%-80% of the market)! I think the
restrictions were relaxed later, or they found a way to conduct business
via subsidiary companies. But in Bill's pre-war photos, I think the SOHIO
signs are a very strong indicator of Ohio.


Bill, If everyone thinks the photo was taken in Ohio, it probably was, but Standard of Ohio
also marketed in Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky. Their primary territory was, of course, Ohio.
FHP (Frank H. Peacock)

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