In 2005 the Village was given a 63-ton, 1915 electric locomotive built for the Toledo & Western Interurban Railroad at the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Pennsylvania. The Village worked with The Andersons of Maumee to have the locomotive restored and it is on display with a 1924 wood caboose similar to one used by the Toledo, Angola and Western Railroad.

Our railroad roots run deep in Sylvania and the Historical Village is the only place where you can see Ohio’s oldest railroad depot, a restored electric railway engine and an example of a short-track freight railroad, as well as an original bed of the Erie & Kalamazoo Railroad, the first rail line built east of the Allegheny mountains.

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The T&W

Sylvania was once the headquarters for the Toledo and Western Railway, an electric interurban line that provided service between Toledo and Pioneer with a branch line to Adrian, Michigan.  Want to learn more?  Besides visiting the Sylvania Historical Village, you can take a deeper dive by CLICKING HERE to visit one of the Ohio historical markers that helps recognize our area's rich railroad history.