Columbus & Xenia Railroad. Great addition to any collection! The Columbus and Xenia Railroad was the first railroad to operate in Columbus, Ohio. By merging with the Little Miami Railroad it created the first through rail route from the important manufacturing city of Cincinnati to the state capital, Columbus. The Columbus and Xenia Railroad was chartered on March 12, 1844. Among its early leaders was William Dennison, the future Governor of Ohio. In 1853 the Columbus and Xenia Railroad and the Little Miami Railroad entered into a contract to operate as one line. In 1868 the railroad was leased to the Little Miami Railroad, and in 1869 both properties were leased to the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad, which eventually became a part of the Pennsylvania Railroad. The item “Columbus & Xenia Railroad” is in sale since Sunday, June 2, 2013. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Stocks & Bonds, Scripophily\Transportation\Railroads”. The seller is “oldmoney4u” and is located in Palm Coast, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.