Re: Photo: Buckeye Steel Transfer Gondola

Schuyler Larrabee

Not about the car in the subject line . . .


Were the records of Buckeye (and Columbus Steel Castings) preserved at all?  I don’t remember what I was after – might have been for a locomotive driver center -  but I once contacted them and they said if I >>REALLY<< needed it, they had the drawings I was interested in at the time, but it would probably take a couple man days to locate them.  Was I willing to pay for that?


Ah, nooooo.


But I still wonder if they were preserved.




From: <> On Behalf Of Matt Goodman via
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:21 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Buckeye Steel Transfer Gondola


The amazing thing was that Columbus Steel Castings (the successor to Buckeye) was the largest steel foundry under one roof in North America in the last couple of decades.  Not something you normally associate Columbus with. 


My model railroad club, on which I pulled steam era freight cars, was on the grounds (in the old ARMCO executive building) from 1969 until 2016-ish, when we were finally asked to leave, so I’ve long had a soft spot for the facility. 

Matt Goodman

Columbus, Ohio


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On May 23, 2020, at 1:09 PM, Riverboy via <river_dweller_ohio@...> wrote:

Beautiful photo.


It's interesting to note that over the last year, ALL of the Buckeye Steel buildings have been torn down, and the entire property is being cleaned up and will eventually be redeveloped. I moved from Massachusetts to Ohio in 1993 when I was 25, and moved just south of Columbus in 1995 when I bought my house, and after over 20 years of seeing the complex there, busy with all kinds of activity, along with a smell that was a lot like a burning clutch or burning brakes, the property is now vacant and void of all the structures. It looks so "wrong". Kind of sad in a way. A lot of history is now gone.


Tod C Dwyer


Lockbourne/Shadeville Ohio


On Saturday, May 23, 2020, 12:54:21 PM EDT, Bob Chaparro via <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:



Photo: Buckeye Steel Transfer Gondola

An undated photo from the Columbus Metropolitan Library:

This is a very clear photo and can be enlarged quite a bit.

My thanks to Bill West on the PRR Group for the link tip.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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