The Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Indianapolis Railway (CCC&I) was formed from the merger of the Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati Railroad (CC&C) with the Bellefontaine Railway on May 16, 1868. (The Bellefontaine had been formed by a merger between it and Indiana Railroad and the Indianapolis, Pittsburgh and Cleveland Railroad in 1864.) At its inception it had 83 locomotives, 47 of which came from the CC&C and 36 from the Bellefontaine. It immediately began to build its own locomotives at its shops in Cleveland and Galion, Ohio, but also continued to buy engines from outside vendors. (Story continues in Wikipedia.)