Welcome to the Akron Railroad Club Blog

The photo line is ready to capture an eastbound Norfolk Southern manifest freight with BNSF motive power during the July 2012 Akron Railroad Club picnic.

The photo line is ready to capture an eastbound Norfolk Southern manifest freight with BNSF motive power during the July 2012 Akron Railroad Club picnic in Bedford.

The Akron Railroad Club has about 80 members who meet monthly in Akron, Ohio, to share their passion for railroad operations and history.  On this blog you will find information about our meetings, activities, how to join us, and news about railroads and railroad oriented organizations.

ARRC logoOn the feature pages you will find information about popular Ohio railfan hotspots within a few hours drive from Akron, stories about railfan outings, trip reports and information about railroad operations and radio frequencies.

Many features are amply illustrated with photographs.  Take a look around and enjoy yourself. There is always something new to read so come back often.

Better yet, come to one of our monthly meetings or join us at one of our many events. We look forward to meeting you and joining us. Dues are $16 yearly and include a subscription to the monthly newsletter, the Bulletin. We meet on the fourth Friday of the month at New Horizons Christian Church, 290 Darrow Road in Akron. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings.

Next Meeting: May 25. Program by David Kachinko.

Next Activity: June 24. Longest day in Fostoria.


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7 Responses to “Welcome to the Akron Railroad Club Blog”

  1. Bud Says:

    Hello The Akron passenger platform should be saved. Do you have CSX contacts? Thanks Bud

  2. Dave Messer Says:

    Guys –

    I am the author of most of the volumes in the PRR Triumph series. I am currently working on the volume covering the Lake Division, which encompasses the Ft. Wayne main to Mansfield, the C&P line to Cleveland, the E&P to Erie, the PY&A to Ashtabula, and the Akron Branch. I am interested in PRR, PC and early Conrail photos (b&w or color) that show stations, towers, bridges, yards, etc – they can be train shots as long as there is recognizable infrastructure in the background. Payment will be made by the publisher for all material published.

    Please contact me by email or send to my address, Dave Messer, 263 Mingo Road, Royersford, PA 19468


  3. Steve Johnson Says:

    To Whom It May Concern:

    I am researching the history of an Ohio Central locomotive for a book project. The diesel unit is GP9 # 91, which was formerly on the C&J RR in Kentucky as their # 1761 (ex-Burlington Northern RR # 1761). I believe the unit was purchased by the Ohio Central about 1988. I have a photo of it taken in June 1994 when it was painted black with a yellow frame stripe and the OC logo and number in yellow on the cab side. I am trying to find out if this unit is still owned by the OC, or if not, was it sold to another railroad or locomotive dealer, with dates, locations, etc.

    I would certainly appreciate any information about this unit.

    Best regards,

    Steve Johnson
    Nashville, TN

  4. Jim Says:

    OHCR 91 sold 5/15/2000 to PT Rail Services; sold 5/24/2000 to Joseph Transportation Services becoming JTPX 1703. See http://donsdepot.donrossgroup.net/dr1257.htm


  5. Richard Benyon Says:

    Hello all
    I am based in South Wales UK and I collect train cabs. I am looking to get one of your nice big F units or a CP38 type cab to ship here. It needs to be complete. Do you know of one that is already preserved or have any contacts where I could find a scrap one. I would appreciate your help if possible
    Many thanks rich

  6. Ken Wadden Says:

    G’ Day Everyone ,

    As participants at the B&O Historical Society’s Convention this year in Cleveland we plan on riding and chasing 765 the weekend of September 19th.

    Does anyone in your group know if any dh moves with the engine or train are planned for Monday September 21st ?

    If so we could extend our stay in the area to see the train en route.
    Otherwise should we contact the CVSR ?


    K. Wadden

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